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VIDEO: In Louisiana, police think gay man was victim of vicious hate crime

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Police say 52-year-old John Skaggs was hospitalized after he was attacked at the Sandbar nightclub in downtown Shreveport.

"He's going to have some pretty serious reconstructive surgery, broken jaw, and broken bone that holds his eye socket," said Tim Huck, the manager and owner of the Sandbar.

Security personnel at the Sandbar held the alleged attacker, William Payne, until police arrived.

Payne was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder and the commission of a hate crime.

"It was totally 100 percent a hate crime for this sexual orientation," Huck said.

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