Bin Laden hunter arrives back in Colorado
Gary Faulkner is back home in Colorado after his personal quest to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden ended with his arrest in a northern Pakistan woods.
Denver: Gary Faulkner is back home in
Colorado after his personal quest to track down al-Qaida
leader Osama bin Laden ended with his arrest in a northern
The Greeley, Colo., man was detained June 13 when
authorities found him armed with a pistol, a sword and
He was released last morning in Pakistan and reached
Denver around midnight.
The tired yet buoyant construction worker spoke briefly
with reporters, saying he was feeling good. "All I want to do
is get some rest."
Faulkner declined to answer questions about his trip or
his immediate plans as he was hustled through the airport by
his brothers, Todd and Scott.
But during a stopover in Los Angeles, Faulkner was asked
by reporters if he planned to return. "Absolutely," he said.
He added cryptically, "You`ll find out at the end of August."
Faulkner said he was well cared for during his
confinement and that Pakistani medical workers administered
dialysis to treat his kidney disease.
Scott Faulkner, a physician in the northeastern Colorado
town of Fort Morgan, said he intended to check Gary`s health
In Pakistan, Gary Faulkner told officials he was out to
kill the al-Qaida leader. He was eventually moved to Islamabad
before being released without charges, according to Scott
He also spoke about his intent to get bin Laden.
He said organising his trip "took a lot of money and a
lot of time."