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Detectives piecing together 'digital puzzle' as they investigate report of attack on 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett

Detectives piecing together 'digital puzzle' as they investigate report of attack on 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett

About a dozen Chicago police detectives have been sifting through footage from nearly every surveillance camera in Streeterville these last few days, piecing together “a digital puzzle’’ they hope will solve what happened outside the apartment building of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

So far they’ve been able to track stretches of Smollett's walk from a Subway shop to his apartment in the 300 block of East North Water Street early Tuesday, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Somewhere along the way, Smollett said, two men walked up, yelled racial and homophobic slurs, hit him and wrapped a rope around his neck. None of that has been caught by any of...

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