Photos Show Persons of Interest in Jussie Smollett Attack

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Guglielmi also said police have recovered video that shows the 36-year-old actor walking into his apartment, but that he hasn't seen it and doesn't know if Smollett appeared to be in any distress when he arrived home.

Describing the details of the allegations as "heinous", Guglielmi said police had widened their search of surveillance cameras - both public and private - in the area surrounding the site of the alleged attack.

Though police haven't been able to find any videos of the actual attack, they have found pictures of "persons of interest".

Smollett claimed that two men beat him, placed a rope around his neck, threw chemical at him and shouted racist and homophobic slurs before leaving the scene.

Police were called 30-40 minutes after the attack took place, Guglielmi said. Police confirmed Smollett walking across the street from the two people. He is now in good condition. "It doesn't get worse, as far as I am concerned", he said.

There are about 12 detectives now working on the case.

"It's like putting together a puzzle", he said.

Jussie Smollett's family is speaking out days after the Empire star was targeted in an apparent hate crime attack.

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Guglielmi tweeted the photos on Wednesday night. The men wore ski masks and according to Smollett said, "Aren't you that f-t "Empire" N-word?" and yelled "This is MAGA country" and began beating him while continuing their vile tirade.

In his second interview with police, Smollett remembered his attackers calling out the abbreviation of Donald Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again", according to a statement from the Chicago Police previously obtained by PEOPLE.

"I think that's disgusting". Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the FBI director Wednesday, writing he was "disturbed" by the reports and was requesting a hate-crime investigation.

In addition to his acting career, Smollett has a music career and is a noted activist, particularly on LBGT issues. Smollett's representative said his concert scheduled for Saturday in Los Angeles will go on as planned.

Now in its fifth season, Empire follows an African-American family as they navigate the ups and downs of the record industry. He plays Jamal, a successful singer in the musical Lyon family.

"While video [footage] does not capture an encounter, detectives are taking this development seriously and wish to question individuals as more cameras are being reviewed", he added.

Police say the cameras have helped them make thousands of arrests. "We are thankful to our village for your huge support during this trying time", the statement added.

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