“Empire” star Jussie Smollett is reportedly now in police custody. New reports claim Chicago police arrested the 36-year-old for allegedly filing a false police report claiming he’s a victim of a hate-crime attack.

According to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, Smollett is under arrest following buzz about him possibly staging last month’s horrific assault.

Jussie is expected to appear at a bond hearing later in day.

A bond hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Central Time in Cook County Criminal Court, police said. Chicago Police officials will brief reporters on the investigation prior to Smollett’s court appearance, Gugliemi said. (Washington Post)

According to reports, detectives presented evidence to a grand jury to determine whether to indict Smollett on filing a false police report.

“Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony),” spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. “Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury.” (Variety)

On Sunday, Los Angeles-based activist Najee Ali lashed out at Smollett for allegedly making false claims and having the world believe he fell victim to a hate crime.

“It’s a slap in the face. We have many members of the black community and the LGBTQ community who have been the victims of racism and hate crimes, so for Smollett to say that he was a victim…and we believe is a lie…certainly is an injustice to those true victims…,” Ali said. “Jussie Smollett must be brought to justice for lying.” (ABC 7 Chicago)

Over the past few days, various hip-hop entertainers have trolled Jussie.