Actor Jussie Smollett is now in police custody.
A Chicago Police Department spokesperson says the “Empire” actor was placed under arrest Thursday morning.
Smollett is expected to appear in court Thursday afternoon for a bond hearing.
Police announced Wednesday night that Smollett will face a felony charge of disorderly conduct.
He’s accused of filing a false report claiming two men attacked him last month.
In a statement Thursday, 20th century fox television says “we are considering our options” when it comes to Smollett’s future with “Empire”.
His attorneys say the actor denies playing a role in his attack, and plans to mount, quote, an “aggressive defense.”
If found guilty of the felony charge, Smollett faces up to three years in prison.