- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Tennessee man is charged with attempted homicide after allegedly stabbing a friend during a fishing trip in Florida’s Panhandle.

According to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Adam Ferguson of Memphis, Tennessee, injured his knee in a boat Wednesday in Pensacola Bay. Authorities say Ferguson became angry that the boat wasn’t returning to shore quickly enough and stabbed the victim, who was piloting the vessel, multiple times with a pocket knife.

The Pensacola News Journal reports (http://on.pnj.com/ZjcOFF ) that Ferguson’s father restrained him while other passengers on the boat flagged down help. The Coast Guard escorted the vessel to land, where Ferguson and the victim were hospitalized.

Ferguson’s father told authorities that his son is receiving treatment and medication for a bipolar condition. Ferguson was held on $250,500 bond.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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