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Jussie Smollett's Brutal Hate Crime Attack Detailed By Chicago Police Department

Jussie Smollett's Brutal Hate Crime Attack Detailed By Chicago Police Department

The Chicago Police Department has released a statement about the “possible hate crime” committed against Empire actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday morning (January 29) in Chicago, Ill.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that two people were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs toward him. The offenders began to batter the victim with their hands [around] the face and poured an unknown chemical substance on the victim. At some point during the incident, one of the offenders wrapped a rope around the victim’s neck.”

“Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime,” Anthony added. “Detectives are currently working to gather video, identify potential witnesses and establish an investigative timeline. The victim is fully cooperating with investigators, and we ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8382 or report it anonymously to www.cpdtip.com.”

Our continued thoughts are with Jussie during this time. Previous reports indicate that he has been released from the hospital and the Chicago PD spokesperson added that Jussie is in “good condition.”

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