Two people arrested in connection with attack on Jussie Smollett

MSN | 2/16/2019 | Peter Sblendorio
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Two people have been arrested in connection with the attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, police confirmed Friday.

The men, who police have been identified as Nigerian brothers, were in custody after being picked up at the Chicago O’Hare airport Wednesday.

Names - Men

Their names have not been released, as the men have not yet been charged.

Police confirmed earlier Friday that the two people being questioned in the Jussie Smollett attack investigation were being classified as potential suspects.

Persons - Interest - Police - Thursday

They were initially described as persons of interest when police announced they were talking to them on Thursday.

“For clarification, the two individuals interviewed are classfied (sic) as potential suspects. Detectives have probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime and we are working to corroborate the allegations and investigative timeline as our investigation continues,” reads the statement put out Friday by Guglielmi.

Interrogations - People - Attorney - Friday

He also said the “interrogations” with the two people and their attorney will resume Friday.

Police said last month that Smollett — an actor on the Fox series “Empire” — was allegedly attacked in Chicago by two people who put a rope...
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