The two men arrested were the same that police previously said were being viewed as “potential suspects.” according to Tom Ahern, Chicago police communications deputy director.
The men have not been charged.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said two Nigerian brothers were being treated as “potential suspects”, but what the brothers were accused of was not known but that detectives had,
“probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime.”
One of the brothers has appeared on Empire, according to police.
Jussie Smollett was attacked early January 29 by two men who lobbed “racial and homophobic slurs” at him.
Police said Thursday they were questioning the two men after meeting them at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Wednesday night.
Smollett shared his detailed account of the alleged attack in a interview on Good Morning America, in which he rejected reports that he said he told police the attackers wore MAGA hats.
“I never said that. I didn’t need to add anything like that. They called me a f*ggot, they called me a n*gger. There’s no which way you cut it. I don’t need some MAGA hat as the cherry on some racist sundae.“
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