Stabbing suspect identified, charged in incident at Islamic Society of Wisconsin

The victim is 52 years old
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 3:08 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A 22-year-old Green Bay man who is identified as Abdullahi Ali has been charged for allegedly stabbing a 52-year-old family member with a knife at the Islamic Society of Wisconsin in February, police announced Friday.

The Brown County District Attorney’s Office filed charges of First-Degree Reckless Injury o Use of a Dangerous Weapon, Bodily Harm to a Health Care Provider, Resisting an Officer, and Bail Jumping against Ali.

According to the criminal complaint, police said officers arrested Ali on the scene at 1512 Velp Avenue on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. When they first arrived, Ali was restrained by other members of the mosque.

The victim, the criminal complaint identified as Ali’s father, was stabbed five times. He was treated at a local hospital for life-threatening injuries and later released.

In the complaint, an officer talked to Ali’s father, who stated The two went to the mosque to pray and Ali came up behind his father and stabbed him.

Ali was also taken to a local hospital where witnesses say he bit a nurse while they were trying to take care of him.

The complaint states Ali has a history of mental health issues and is known to be erratic. Ali’s father stated in the complaint he took his son to a doctor’s appointment earlier that day to get shots for Schizophrenia.

Ali’s bond was set at $50,000 cash. He is scheduled to be back in court for a competency hearing at 8:15 a.m. on March 24.

Police said this remains an active investigation. No further details will be disclosed at this time.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3200 and reference case #23-209900. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at, or utilize the “P3 Tips” app for crime tips.