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Onalaska man, alleged cult member, accused of threatening Green Bay area church

WIZM staff



Police in Green Bay say an Onalaska man is a member of a cult.

Jordan Salmi was arrested with another man earlier this month after coming to a Christmas concert held at a church in Green Bay with two handguns and 34 rounds of ammunition.

Salmi and the other man are friends of former Green Bay Packers defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.

Police say they are with the Black Hebrew Israelites.

Gbaja-Biamila was upset with his children participating in a Christmas concert without his permission, calling it a sin to be in a pagan event, and referring to them as his property.

The pastor identified the men as associates of Gbaja-Biamila, who had recorded YouTube videos that threatened the pastor of the church in the days leading up to the concert.

Salmi is charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

His only previous criminal record was possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia earlier this year, and online court records show his address as Onalaska.

Salmi’s next court appearance in Green Bay is set for Friday, where he faces a restraining order to stay away from the school which put on the Christmas concert.