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Police Question 2 in Connection With Jussie Smollett Attack

They are believed to be the same men from an image released last month
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2019 2:34 PM CST
In this Aug. 8, 2017 file photo, Jussie Smollett participates in the "Empire" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Two men are being questioned in connection to the attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, and police said Thursday they belive they are the same two men shown in an image from surveillance footage police released to the public shortly after the incident. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said detectives "meticulously" went over video footage and transportation records to track the men down, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "These individuals are not yet suspects but were in (the) area of concern and are being questioned," Guglielmi says, per CNN. (The news came the same day Smollett told Good Morning America he's "pissed" at people who doubt the attack really happened.)

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