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Churchgoer Stabbed while Attending Sunday Service at Kentucky Church

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Aug 15
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A man was stabbed by his son in an incident that occurred while the two men were attending a church service in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

According to, the knife attack occurred at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church at around 10:45 a.m.

The two men involved in the attack were reportedly not members of the church, but were visiting from Arkansas.

Police called the stabbing, “an isolated incident between father and son.”

Twenty-one-year-old Ethan Buckley reportedly stabbed his father multiple times after his father began trying to get him to pray at the church’s altar.

Witnesses of the attack “described a bloody scene, confirming the victim was stabbed multiple times on different areas of his body.”

After the attack, churchgoers gathered outside the church to support each other.

"It's scary, but in today's society this can happen anyway. I felt like the Lord was protecting us," said Alicia Bell, a churchgoer who witnessed the attack.

It is not known if the victim, who has remained unidentified, is in stable condition.


Publication date: August 15, 2016