Chicago police announce update to racist and homophobic hate attack on Jussie Smollett
Jussie Smollett -- publicity photo

The Chicago Police Dept. says it has images of "potential persons of interest" in the racist and homophobic hate attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

"Hours ago Chicago Police detectives located a surveillance camera that shows potential persons of interest wanted for questioning in reference to the assault & battery of Empire actor," Chicago Police Dept. Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said via Twitter at 5:53 PM ET.

"A community alert w/ photos is being constructed and will be disseminated shortly."

Smollett was hospitalized after being attacked by two men who brutally beat him, poured bleach on him, wrapped a rope around his neck, and told him, "This is MAGA country." He suffered a fractured rib in the attack.

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