Bin Laden hunter returns to Colorado
An American who traveled to Pakistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden has returned home to Colorado, several days after authorities there found him in the woods with a pistol, a sword and night-vision equipment.
A tired yet buoyant Gary Faulkner reached Denver’s airport around midnight Wednesday following a journey that began much earlier in the day in Pakistan, where he had been detained since June 13.
Faulkner spoke briefly with reporters, saying he was feeling good but was looking forward to taking a nap.
“All I want to do is get some rest,” he said.
Faulkner declined to field questions about his trip or his immediate plans as he was hustled through the airport by brothers Todd and Scott. He traveled from Los Angeles with Todd, his sister Deanna and mother Arlene.
In Pakistan, he told officials he was out to kill the al-Qaida leader. He was then moved to Islamabad, and his brother Scott told The Associated Press this week that he was being released by the Pakistani government without charges.