Tags: AS | Pakistan | Bin | Laden | Hunter

US Officials Meet With American Hunting Bin Laden

Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 07:25 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

U.S. Embassy officials on Thursday met with an American construction worker detained in Pakistan several days ago while on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

Gary Brooks Faulkner claims he set off for Pakistan after God appeared to him in a dream and ordered him to kill al-Qaida's leader to avenge the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S., according to Pakistani security officials.

Police detained Faulkner on Sunday in a forest in northern Pakistan, where they said he was found carrying several weapons, including a pistol and a sword, and night-vision equipment. He was trying to cross into the nearby Afghan region of Nuristan, one of bin Laden's rumored hiding places, they said.

Catching the al-Qaida chief was 50-year-old Faulkner's passion, his brother Scott Faulkner has said. He sold all his tools to finance his trip and was prepared to die in Pakistan, said his brother.

Faulkner's sister, Deanna M. Faulkner, has expressed concerns about her brother's health, saying he suffers from serious kidney disease and can't survive without dialysis.

U.S. Embassy officials were able to meet with Faulkner in Islamabad on Thursday, said spokesman Richard Snelsire. He declined to provide details about his condition or potential release, citing privacy concerns.

Faulkner has not yet been charged with any crime in Pakistan.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ralph Peters: 'Psychological Problem' Makes Obama Indecisive

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:57 PM

President Barack Obama isn't making decisions on major world events because he isn't capable of doing so, retired Lt. Co . . .

Republicans Call For Swift Action Against ISIS

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 21:28 PM

Republican lawmakers sounded a clarion call for quick, decisive action against Islamic State (ISIS) militants after the  . . .

ISIS Apologizes - for Releasing Beheading Video too Soon

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:40 PM

Islamic State (ISIS) militants apologized after releasing a gruesome video that purports to show the beheading of Americ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved