The two men are allegedly brothers of Nigerian descent with very Nigerian names (and yes, black). We’re just not running with the names yet because the police haven’t confirmed the names.

Police raided their house and seized ski masks, bleach and a red hat, among other items.

And at least one of the men was an extra on Smollett’s show “Empire.”

They are continuing to question the men today. They have until 5:45 EST either to charge them or let them go.