Police still seeking footage of attack on ‘Empire’ actor
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.