Man With ISIS Flag Threatens Chicago Cop With Bomb: Police

Suspect charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing

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    Emad Karakrah is charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing.

    A man with the flag of Iraqi militant group ISIS waving from his car threatened to bomb police when he was pulled over on Chicago's Southwest Side on Wednesday morning, police say.

    Emad Karakrah, 49, faces felony charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing, and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago police. He was also issued three traffic citations.

    Someone called police after seeing a "suspicious person" driving a silver Pontiac southbound in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at 9:18 a.m. with an ISIS flag waving out the window, according to a police report.

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    Officers tried to pull over the vehicle, but the driver took off, according to the report. The officers called for assistance, and another officer pulled the vehicle over after it drove through several red lights.

    The man told police during his arrest that there was a bomb in the car and he would detonate it if they searched the car, according to the report.

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    A bomb squad, the FBI and Homeland Security responded to the scene and searched the vehicle, but no bomb was found, authorities said.

    Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Karakrah held on a $55,000 bond Thursday. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 3.