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Gary Brooks Faulkner: 'American ninja' hunting Osama bin Laden

Gary Brooks Faulkner, a California construction worker, was detained in Pakistan carrying a sword, a pistol, and night vision goggles. He was hunting for Osama bin Laden near Chitral, Pakistan. Was Faulkner on the right track?

Gary Brooks Faulkner, an 'American ninja' who told police he was searching for Osama Bin Laden (pictured here).


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Gary Brooks Faulkner, an American citizen who told police he was searching for Osama Bin Laden, has been arrested in northwest Pakistan armed with a gun, a sword, and Christian literature.

The 52-year-old California construction worker arrived in the picturesque mountain border province of Chitral, which borders the Taliban stronghold of Nuristan in Afghanistan, on June 3, accompanied by a security guard that is mandatory for foreigners entering the area, Pakistani police said.

After hotel security guards noticed he had vanished on Sunday night, a search party was dispatched. After a 10-hour manhunt they found Faulker some 14 kilometers (9 miles) from the Afghan border, according to police official Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

Faulkner was also carrying night vision goggles and a dagger to go along with his sword. He has since been shifted to police custody in Peshawar, capital of the Khyber Pakthunkwa province.


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