‘Potential Persons of Interest' Sought in Jussie Smollett Attack

Smollett told police he was walking downtown near the Chicago River at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday when two masked men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him

Chicago police said Wednesday that a thorough review of security video in the attack on actor Jussie Smollett has revealed "potential persons of interest" that investigators would like to question, NBC News reported.

A star on Fox's "Empire," Smollett told authorities he had gone for a bite to eat in the upscale Streeterville neighborhood about 2 a.m. Tuesday when two men yelling racist and homophobic slurs attacked him and left him with injuries to his face, police said. 

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