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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 02:35 PM

Two suspects arrested in connection to the attack of 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett

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Source: CNN

(CNN) Two suspects have been arrested in connection to an attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department said Friday.

The men arrested were the same men that police previously said were being viewed as "potential suspects," according to Tom Ahern, Chicago police communications deputy director.

They have not been charged

Earlier Friday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said two Nigerian brothers were being treated as "potential suspects" and that detectives had "probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime."


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Reply Two suspects arrested in connection to the attack of 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett (Original post)
Jose Garcia Feb 2019 OP
theboss Feb 2019 #1
Renew Deal Feb 2019 #2
Jose Garcia Feb 2019 #3
Codeine Feb 2019 #10
Devil Child Feb 2019 #4
jberryhill Feb 2019 #6
MosheFeingold Feb 2019 #5
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2019 #7
Sapient Donkey Feb 2019 #8
left-of-center2012 Feb 2019 #9
madville Feb 2019 #11

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 02:36 PM

1. Are Nigerians big MAGA supporters?

 

Just curious.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 02:52 PM

2. Yesterday it was reported on DU that the whole thing was staged

Does this mean that it's not?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 03:02 PM

3. Perhaps, unless the ones arrested staged the incident

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 07:06 PM

10. Word is that he paid the two men to

 

stage an attack on him.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 03:09 PM

4. If Smollett organized a hoax attack he will face serious consequences

 

Especially if the threatening letter he received was sent by him or his associates. US government doesn't take kindly to criminal activities using the postal system.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 04:39 PM

6. He had been taking a lot of guff on Twitter

 


There are a couple of possibilities here, but if these guys have accents and were speaking to Smollet, then it would be a little weird if he did not mention that fact, given that the allegation was that they claimed to be Trump supporters.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 03:25 PM

5. He apparently knew them

They were bit players/extras on his show.

The entire thing sounded a bit too pat.

And candidly a bit stupid — two racist white guys in MAGA hats would have gotten their asses kicked inthat part of Chicago.

If it turns out the way it appears, I hope they put him away for some real time. A lot of resources were spent in this, Chicago has real crime going on. Plus, the fake claims make people doubt the real ones.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 04:39 PM

7. Any link available? (nt)

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 09:02 AM

9. 2 persons of interest in Jussie Smollett case released without charges

https://abc7chicago.com/police-2-potential-jussie-smollett-incident-suspects-arrested/5139942/

"Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete."

Guglielmi said the individuals are no longer being classified as suspects.

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 07:14 PM

11. Chicago detectives are 'eager to speak to Jussie Smollett' after new information emerges

Chicago detectives are 'eager to speak to Jussie Smollett' after new information emerges following interrogations

Chicago police are "eager to speak to Jussie Smollett" after new information emerged following the interrogation of two brothers in the investigation into the alleged attack of the "Empire" star.

"We have been in touch with Smollett's attorneys," said Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told ABC News.

Guglielmi said the department contacted the actor's lawyers Friday night. "We made our intentions clear," he said.

Early Saturday, after two men were released after being arrested and interrogated, police said they had new information that “could change the story entirely.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/information-jussie-smollett-investigation-change-story-police/story?id=61117628




Making a false police report is a Class 4 felony in Illinois...................

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