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Authorities Discover Persons Of Interest In CCTV Footage From ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett's Attack

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Jan. 31 2019, Published 2:25 p.m. ET

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The police have identified two persons of interest after obtaining footage from a surveillance camera in the area of Jussie Smollett's horrible attack on Tuesday, January 29. In addition, one of the actor's neighbors came forward saying she saw a man with a rope waiting outside Jussie's apartment, minutes before the incident took place. Scroll through to get all the details.

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As previously reported by RadarOnline.com, Jussie, 35, was hospitalized on January 29 after two people attacked him in an alley in what the authorities believe was a hate crime. The attackers allegedly screamed racial and homophobic slurs at him.

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The attackers also reportedly “poured an unknown chemical substance” on the 35-year-old and “one of the offenders wrapped a rope around the victim’s neck,” the police said.

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On January 31, an unnamed neighbor came forward and said that she saw two "redneck" men loitering outside the star's apartment while walking her dogs — just 90 minutes before Jussie was attacked. The woman noticed that one of the men had a blue and white rope or "clothesline" hanging out of his sweatshirt and "looked out of place," according to reports.

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The neighbors description of the two attackers came hours before the police released still images of possible people of interest.

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“Detectives have located a surveillance camera that shows potential persons of interest wanted for questioning in reference to the assault and battery of the Empire actor,” Anthony Guglielmi, CPD Chief Communications Officer, told Radar.

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The cops are currently analyzing the video and doing their best to figure out who the attackers are on the tape.

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Stay tuned for more updates on the situation. 

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