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Man Waving ISIS Flag Arrested in Chicago for Making Bomb Threat to Police

There have been several reports of American citizens joining (and even dying for) ISIS, and now a man in Chicago was arrested this week after waving an ISIS flag out the window of his car and threatening to detonate a bomb when the police tried to inspect the vehicle.

A resident called police upon seeing Emad Karakrah with the ISIS flag hanging out of his car. When police responded, Karakrah drove off, and made it through several red lights before being pulled over.

And then, as he was being arrested, Karakrah reportedly made a serious threat.

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

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

Karakrah was arrested and charged on a number of counts, including disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing.

[h/t Twitchy]
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