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Chicago Police Arrest Two Suspects in Jussie Smollett Attack

Two persons of interest in the Jan. 29 assault on Empire actor Jussie Smollett have been arrested by Chicago police. “We can confirm that they have been arrested but they have not been charged,” Chicago Police Department Public Information Officer Sally Born confirmed to Deadline on Friday. Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who are brothers, were questioned at length Thursday, and are now in custody but have not been charged. At least one of the brothers, who were picked up returning to Chicago at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday, has appeared as an extra on Empire, which is filmed in Chicago. The brothers did know Smollett prior to the attack, though how well remains unclear. Gloria Schmidt, the attorney representing the brother, said they have been in custody since Wednesday night. “When they first learned about what happened to him they were horrified. This is someone they know. This is someone they’ve worked with, so they don’t want to see somebody go through that,” Schmidt said.