Yesterday, ‘Empire’ star, Jussie Smollett was violently attacked in an apparent homophobic and racist hate crime.
According to one of Jussie’s close friend, he said the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway with plans to get food.
It was on his way that he was attacked by two whites who had allegedly called Jussie a faggot before they launched the brutal attack which left him hospitalized.
He fought back, but they allegedly beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left, they yelled, ‘This is MAGA country.’
Jussie was taken to Northwestern Memorial where he was treated. He was discharged later Tuesday morning.
However , Chicago State police department has confirmed that they are expanding the search area for surveillance video of actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged attackers.
The full statement reads:
“Chicago police detectives continue to investigate serious allegations of a potential racially charged hate crime that took place in the downtown area Tuesday morning around 2 a.m. The Streeterville neighborhood where the alleged attack occurred has a very high density of city and private surveillance cameras. As of 10 p.m.
Tuesday, detectives canvassed and reviewed hundreds of hours of video and have now expanded the search area along the Chicago riverfront hoping to find video to be able to release a public description of the offenders. Unfortunately, thus far we have not found any helpful information on a suspect or a suspect’s vehicle to be able to share.
We are taking this investigation very seriously and detective teams will broaden our search area and work around the clock to look for video on traffic cameras, CTA buses and neighboring thoroughfares which could have captured the offender’s movements. The victim in this case is cooperating fully with detectives and our investigation continues.”