Empire actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago

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According to ABC News “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett  has been arrested in Chicago for allegedly filing a false report of a crime, police said.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced via Twitter early Thursday morning that Smollett “is under arrest and in custody of detectives.” Authorities will hold a press briefing at 9 a.m. Central Time, according to Guglielmi.

The actor allegedly told Chicago police he was attacked in a possible hate crime last month, which investigators now believe to be untrue.

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(This story was originally published on February 21, 2019)

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