LINCOLN, Neb. — A 22-year-old man has been accused of a hate crime following an altercation outside a Lincoln gay bar.
Lincoln police spokeswoman Katie Flood told the Lincoln Journal Star that an officer saw Luke Stevens punch a 32-year-old man outside Club Q around 1:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3. The victim reported that Stevens used a derogatory term to refer to the victim’s sexual orientation just before the assault.
Stevens was being held Friday in the Lancaster County jail on suspicion of third-degree assault, resisting arrest and failure to comply.