Police: Son stabs father at Kentucky church service
SUNDAY UPDATE: Police have released the name of a Bowling Green man accused of stabbing his father at a church service.
Bowling Green police said in a news release that 21-year-old Ethan A. Buckley has been charged with assault. Buckley is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.
The statement says the stabbing occurred during a service at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church. Buckley’s father was taken to Bowling Green Medical Center, where his condition wasn’t immediately known. The father’s name wasn’t released.
Police say no other injuries were reported and additional details on the stabbing were unavailable.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police say a man allegedly stabbed his father during a church service in Kentucky.
Bowling Green police tell local media outlets that the assailant was subdued by congregation members and security workers and taken into custody following the stabbing Sunday at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church. The victim was taken to a hospital where his condition wasn’t immediately known.
Their names weren’t released. Messages left by The Associated Press with Bowling Green police and with the church weren’t immediately returned.
Witness Ashlyn Rice was standing at the back of the crowded church when she heard a commotion toward the front. She says it happened near the end of the 9:30 a.m. service. She saw people run for the door and followed them.
Bowling Green is about 70 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.