Police have been investigating the attack on Jussie Smollett Tuesday night but they’ve yet to make an arrest. They are, however, getting close. According to TMZ, police have found the persons of interest they’re looking for but they need the help of the public to track them down.
Police managed a lead in Jussie Smollett’s case after spotting a lead in surveillance footage. Chicago PD said they found an angle in the footage that revealed “persons of interest wanted for questioning” in the assault against Jussie Smollett. However, people are being careful in referring to the people they’re looking for as suspects in the case. Police said they’ll be releasing pictures of the persons of interest very soon.
Smollett’s neighbor reportedly saw a suspicious man hours before the attack. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, claims that she saw a man that looked like a “redneck” loitering outside her and Smollett’s building. She left the building at 12:30 AM on Tuesday to take her dogs for a walk and saw the man near the door, pacing between the parking garage and entrance. Allegedly, the man was looking agitated and smoking a cigarette. She claims that, “He looked out of place.” She further described him as a white man with scruff wearing a blue winter beanie, a blue zip-up sweatshirt with a hood, and blue jeans that were too short, exposing “thick, grey hunting socks” with beige dress shoes. The neighbor claims she saw what looked like a rope, or a clothesline, handing from the bottom of his sweatshirt. It is possible that this man is one of the “persons of interest” that investigators are currently looking into.