A Chicago man appeared in court Wednesday on charges of making a false bomb threat to a police officer after he was pulled over in a car sporting a flag promoting the Islamist militant group ISIS.
Police say Emad Karakrah, 49, refused to pull over when instructed to do so by a Chicago police officer on Aug. 27 in the 7700 block of South Kedzie.
After a chase, police say Karakrah claimed there was an explosive device in the car when another officer managed to pull him over.
The intersection of 77th and Kedzie was closed for 90 minutes while the bomb and arson unit was brought in to investigate, but no device was found inside the car.
An officer testified at Wednesday's hearing that a 3 foot long Palestinian flag stamped with the word ISIS was attached to the car when he pulled it over.
Karakrah is charged with felony disorderly conduct, aggravated fleeing and four traffic violations and the judge ruled there was probable case for him to stand trial.
Karakrah is being held on $55,000 bond. His arraignment date is scheduled for Sept. 17.