Man 'moved by message' before stabbing father

Ethan Andrew Buckley (Warren Co. Regional Jail)
Ethan Andrew Buckley (Warren Co. Regional Jail)

Police say a Kentucky man accused of stabbing his father at a church service told officers that he was "moved by the message" before the attack.  An arrest citation released Monday as saying that 21-year-old Ethan Buckley told police he'd had thoughts of killing his father and that he stabbed David Buckley with a pocket knife.

The attack happened Sunday at a Baptist church in Bowling Green, about 70 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.  Bowling Green Police spokesman Ronnie Ward said 40-year-old David Buckley was alive on Monday. His condition wasn't clear.

The citation didn't say what Ethan Buckley meant when he said he was "moved by the message."

The pair had filled out first time visitor cards at the church before services.  An associate pastor tackled Buckley after the attack.

A judge set a $500,000 bond on Monday and ordered that Ethan Buckley be appointed a public defender.  He was being held at the Warren County Regional Jail on assault and domestic violence charges.

Witnesses told local media outlets that there was "a lot of blood" and the scene but no one else was hurt.

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