Po­lice still seek­ing footage of at­tack on ‘Em­pire’ ac­tor

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De­tec­tives have re­cov­ered more sur­veil­lance footage of “Em­pire” ac­tor Jussie Smollett walk­ing in down­town Chicago be­fore and af­ter he says he was at­tacked by two masked men, in­clud­ing video of him ar­riv­ing home with a rope around his neck, but they’re still search­ing for footage of the at­tack, a po­lice spokesman said Thurs­day.

The video from a sur­veil­lance cam­era at Smollett’s apart­ment build­ing show­ing him ar­rive home with a rope around his neck is part of a larger ef­fort to ob­tain as much footage as pos­si­ble of his walk from a Sub­way res­tau­rant to his apart­ment around 2 a.m. Tues­day.

Po­lice spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said de­tec­tives have pieced to­gether more footage from the hun­dreds of pub­lic and pri­vate sur­veil­lance cam­eras. But they still haven’t found video of the at­tack or the men who match Smol- lett’s de­scrip­tion of the sus­pects, he said.

Smollett said the men beat him, sub­jected him to racist and ho­mo­pho­bic in­sults, threw an “un­known chem­i­cal sub­stance” on him and put a rope around his neck be­fore flee­ing.

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