'Bin Laden Hunter' Flies Home

Faulkner says he's planning to return to Pakistan
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2010 12:57 AM CDT
Gary Faulkner, center, with his mother, left, and brother, right, stands in a security line at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Gary Brooks Faulkner is heading home to Colorado after his mission to kill Osama bin Laden was brought to an abrupt halt by Pakistani authorities. The construction worker, arrested in a Pakistani forest carrying a sword and pistol, flew to Denver yesterday after being released without charge by Pakistani authorities, the AP reports. Faulkner says he was treated well in detention and his hunt isn't over yet.

"Absolutely," Faulkner said when asked if he was planning to return to the region. "You'll find out at the end of August," he added. "This is not about me. What this is about is the American people and world," he told reporters. "We can't let people like this scare us. We don't get scared by people like this, we scare them and that's what this is about. We're going to take care of business."

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