CNN "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in the early morning hours on Tuesday in what Chicago police are calling a possible hate crime. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
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Smollett, 36, had just landed in town from New York and was out getting a bite to eat at about 2 a. ET on East North Lower Water Street, in the upscale neighborhood of Streeterville, is when two men attacked him, the actor told police. Two "unknown offenders approached him and gained his attention by yelling out racial and homophobic slurs towards him," according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. The chemical is believed to be bleach, according to a source familiar with the investigation.