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Jussie Smollett Attack: Possible Suspects Caught On Surveillance Camera

Jussie Smollett Hate Attack Suspects Surveillance Footage
Source: Chicago police surveillance footage; Getty Images

Jan. 31 2019, Updated 12:09 p.m. ET

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Two days after Empire actor Jussie Smollett was targeted and attacked on a Chicago street by two men in ski masks, police have found surveillance footage of the possible suspects. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see the photos and learn more.

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Jussie Smollett Hate Attack Suspects Surveillance Footage
Source: Getty Images

This Tuesday, January 29 at around 2:00 a.m., two men began following Jussie Smollett, 36, down a dark street in Chicago, allegedly yelling racial insults before brutally jumping him. The men in ski masks pushed him to the ground, battered him with their hands and poured an unknown chemical substance on him. They then tied a noose around his neck and ran off. Bystanders said they shouted MAGA slurs while punching the openly-gay star.

Jussie Smollett Hate Attack Suspects Surveillance Footage
Source: Chicago police surveillance footage

Smollett’s attack is being regarded as a possible homophobic and racist hate crime by police. Following the beating, the actor took himself to the hospital and was treated for his injuries. It’s unknown if he’s been released.

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Jussie Smollett Hate Attack Suspects Surveillance Footage
Source: Chicago police surveillance footage

Though Chicago police have not yet found any surveillance footage of the actual attack, Radar confirmed they identified several “persons of interest” related to the horrific crime.

Jussie Smollett Hate Attack Suspects Surveillance Footage
Source: Getty Images

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