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Brothers released in reported attack on 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO - Chicago police late Friday released two brothers they had been questioning about a reported attack on "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, saying they no longer were considered suspects.

"Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet.

He did not say what the evidence was or what work detectives still must do. His statement was released about 12 hours after he had called the brothers "possible suspects" and said that detectives had "probable

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