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Chicago Police Identify ‘Persons of Interest’ in Alleged Attack on ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett

The Chicago Police Department has identified two “persons of interest” in the alleged Jan. 29 attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett, according to a statement tweeted Thursday by spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. “Through s (sic) meticulous investigation, #ChicahoPolice (sic) detectives have identified the persons of interest in the area of the alleged attack of the Empire cast member,” Guglielmi wrote. “These individuals are not yet suspects but were in area of concern and are being questioned. Investigation continues.” The statement comes hours after Smollett—who claims he was attacked by two men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him—appeared on Good Morning America to condemn critics who doubted his account of the alleged crime.