Tennessee

Arrest report: Man 'moved by message' before stabbing father

  • Church members gather outside Hillvue Heights Baptist Church, in Bowling Green, Ky., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a man allegedly stabbed his father during services.  (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)

    Church members gather outside Hillvue Heights Baptist Church, in Bowling Green, Ky., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a man allegedly stabbed his father during services. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man embraces a woman as she arrives on scene to talk to Bowling Green Police, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a man allegedly stabbed his father during a church service at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky. The victim was taken to a hospital where his condition wasn't immediately known. (Miranda Pederson/Daily News via AP)

    A man embraces a woman as she arrives on scene to talk to Bowling Green Police, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a man allegedly stabbed his father during a church service at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky. The victim was taken to a hospital where his condition wasn't immediately known. (Miranda Pederson/Daily News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bowling Green Police Sgt. Shawn Helbig walks to his vehicle, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a man allegedly stabbed his father during services at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)

    Bowling Green Police Sgt. Shawn Helbig walks to his vehicle, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, after a man allegedly stabbed his father during services at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)  (The Associated Press)

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.

The (Bowling Green) Daily News (http://bit.ly/2bjZ3gI) quotes 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."

A judge set a $500,000 bond on Monday and ordered that Ethan Buckley be appointed a public defender.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com