Son stabs father during Kentucky church service

Ethan Buckley, photo via WKRN

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green Police Department has launched an investigation after a man was stabbed by his son during a Kentucky church service.

It happened Sunday at 10:47 a.m. at the Hillvue Heights Church. Officials say the suspect, 21-year-old Ethan Buckley, stabbed his father during the worship service.

WKRN photo
WKRN photo

The victim was taken to the Medical Center at Bowling Green for treatment. His condition was not immediately known.

Buckley was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail and charged with first-degree assault with domestic violence.

The church released the following statement:

“This morning at the conclusion of our 9:30 a.m.service there was a domestic altercation between a son and his father. It’s an isolated incident and without reservation, it was taken under control by our staff, security and law enforcement. We ask for your prayers for this family.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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