June 15th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

American arrested searching for Osama bin Laden

CNN Wire Staff

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - A 52-year-old American citizen who said he was searching for Osama bin Laden was detained in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan this week, Pakistani police said Tuesday.

The Californian named Gary Brooks Faulkner was carrying a pistol, a sword, night-vision equipment and Christian religious books, said Mumtaz Ahmed, a police chief in the area.

Faulkner was detained as he was walking from Pakistan toward the border into Nuristan province in Afghanistan, Ahmed said. He told police that he had been looking for bin Laden since 9/11 and had traveled to the area several times before, Ahmed said.

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Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Pakistan • War on Terror
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Mike

    At least SOMEONE is going after him. Even though he is a fool and may cause more problems for him and everyone else in doing so.

    June 15, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  2. James M

    When hunting Bin Ladin is outlawed, only outlaws will hunt for Bin Ladin.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:57 am |