Update 01/30/2019: Chicago PD released two stills from surveillance footage of the two people of interest in the attack involving Empire actor Jussie Smollett. While the images don’t show a close-up of the people’s faces, police are sure they are one step closer in solving the case.

Update 01/30/2019: Police are searching for persons of interest in the racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett this week in Chicago. Chicago Police were able to find surveillance footage that showed the persons of interest that are wanted for questioning. The images are expected to be released shortly.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi explained, “They are outside on a street walking. They are in the area that we have determined it could have taken place… in the time and the area. It certainly leads us to have questions for them.”

Source: Chicago Tribune

Original 01/29/2019:

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett, known for his role on Fox’s ‘Empire’ was a victim of an alleged hate crime by two men who are MAGA supporters

The two men reportedly beat up the actor while he was at a Subway restaurant in New York around 2 am late Monday morning. Both of the attackers were white and wore ski masks. They approached the actor and began to attack him, which prompted the actor to fight back.

Despite his efforts, he suffered a fractured rib. Along with that, the men reportedly poured bleach on the actor and put his head in a noose, while they screamed “This is MAGA country” at him.

Smollett has been treated at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was discharged from the hospital Tuesday morning.

source: TMZ