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Man charged in attack on 'Stargate Atlantis' actor Jason Momoa

November 21, 2008 | 12:06 pm

A 21-year old man who allegedly attacked and injured an actor from the television series “Stargate Atlantis” was charged today with assault with a deadly weapon.

The L.A. County district attorney’s office said Venice resident Dominic Bando  argued with actor Jason Momoa on Nov. 15 at a cafe on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Bando allegedly struck Momoa in the face with a pint beer glass, which shattered in the actor’s face, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Victoria Pasternack. Momoa needed 140 stitches during reconstructive surgery.

Bando is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 10, and was released on $30,000 bail. He already was on probation for a March conviction for carrying a loaded firearm, the D.A.'s office said. Momoa, who also appeared in three seasons of “Baywatch,” plays character Ronon Dex on "Stargate Atlantis."

--James Wagner

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