Persons of Interest in 'Hate Crime' Investigation Are Friends of Smollett, May Have Staged the Attack
Excerpt: Chicago police on Wednesday questioned two persons of interest in the Jussie Smollett hate crime investigation, according to reports. Both are African-American associates of Smollett and both were seen in the surveillance video, according to Fox 32 Chicago correspondent Rafer Weigel. Neither is officially considered a suspect -- yet.... Update 8:35 p.m. EST: Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago reported on Twitter that "Police raided the home of two persons of interest in Jussie Smollett case last night. Both men are of Nigerian decent [sic] and have appeared as extras on the show. Police took bleach, shoes, electronics and more." Officers reportedly asked the family if they knew Smollett.