U.S. vigilante detained in Pakistan for “hunting” Osama Bin Laden

06/15/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C.—An American vigilante has been arrested for allegedly “hunting” Osama Bin Laden in northwestern Pakistan. The construction worker on a mission reportedly told investigators that he wanted to kill Bin Laden in revenge of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Pakistani police detained Garry Brooks Faulkner, 52, of California on Monday, June 14, 2010 in the remote Bumburat Valley near the boarder of Afghanistan’s Nuristan province. Faulkner was equipped with a 40-inch sword, a pistol with several rounds of ammunition, night-vision goggles and Christian religious books when he was detained.

On June 3, Faulkner reportedly arrived in Chitral on a tourist visa, and checked into a hotel in Bumburat Valley. Faulkner then snuck out of his hotel on Sunday night and past the police guard that was assigned to the hotel for his security, which is a common service in the area.

After a 10-hour hunt, he was found in a forest located in a high security zone. He reportedly surrendered without resistance before being flown to Peshawar for further questioning.

Officials said Fualkner wanted to “avenge the victims of the attacks on New York and Washington.”

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