The emergency dispatch call was placed around 2:30 AM to responders after Jussie’s friend called to report the attack.
via The Blast:
The dispatcher claims a friend called about a friend “that was assaulted when he walked out of his apartment.” The official also noted that the victim is “supposed to be well known,” and that a “noose” was placed over his neck.
As we reported, Chicago PD was also told a chemical substance was used during the alleged homophobic and racially charged attack on the “Empire” star.
The dispatch audio notes that Smollett refused to be transported to the hospital via ambulance, and instead checked himself into Northwestern Hospital. He was later released and is listed in “good condition.”
The two suspects who attacked Smollett have not yet been apprehended, and as of now, the battery is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
The FBI is also involved and is taking over the investigation due to the nature of the threat.