Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing false police report claiming he was attacked

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday in Chicago after he was charged with filing a false police report claiming he had been the victim of an attack, police said.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Thursday that Smollett was in the custody of detectives.

Police planned to hold a briefing Thursday to discuss the case.

Guglielmi had said Wednesday night that detectives would make contact with Smollett’s legal team to “negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.”