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(CNN)Two guys who were being questioned in connection with an attack reported by “Empire” star Jussie Smollett have actually been launched without charge, the Chicago Police Department stated Friday.
The males detained were the very same 2 who police formerly stated were being deemed “possible suspects,” Tom Ahern, Chicago cops interactions deputy director stated earlier Friday.
Earlier Friday, Guglielmi stated 2 Nigerian bros were beingtreated as “prospective suspects” which investigators had “likely cause that they might have been associated with a supposed criminal activity.”
Smollett, among the stars of the TELEVISION drama “Empire,” informed authorities he was assaulted early January 29 by 2 males who lobbed “homophobic and racial slurs” at him.
After a quick battle, both guys escaped, and Smollett informed cops that a person assaulter had actually allegedlyput a rope around his neck and put an unidentified chemical compound on him.
“Interrogations will resume today with the 2 people and their lawyer,” Guglielmi stated in Friday’s declaration. “While we have not discovered any video recording the supposed attack, there is likewise no proof to state that this is a scam.”
“The supposed victim is being cooperative at this time and continues to be dealt with as a victim, not a suspect,” he included.
Police stated Thursday they were questioning the 2 guys after satisfying them at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Wednesday night, however they were ruled out suspects at that time. Their home was browsed by authorities previously today.
One of the siblings has actually appeared on “Empire,” according to authorities.
Authorities formerly launched monitoring pictures of 2 silhouetted figures in the location of the attack and stated they were desired for questioning.