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PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (AP) - A Florida man is charged with attempted murder after driving his truck into a Waffle House.

Update, TUE 10 PM: Panama City Police say Charles O'Bryan intentionally rammed his pick up through the restaurant. Investigators believe he was trying to run down his wife who is a waitress there.

After hitting the woman with the truck, O'Bryan then threatened her with a knife. She was not seriously injured.

O'Bryan now faces attempted murder and felony criminal mischief charges.

Previously: Panama City Beach police say Charles Patrick O'Bryan called Waffle House Monday evening and told an employee he was going to "run his truck through the building and kill everyone".

O'Bryan's wife, Danielle Gibbons, was hit by the vehicle and taken to a hospital with what authorities described as injuries that are not life-threatening.

O'Bryan now faces charges of attempted murder and felony criminal mischief.

The Panama City News Herald reports that after crashing through the building, O'Bryan got out of his truck holding a knife. The newspaper reports a witness used a broken piece of metal from the building to subdue him.

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