Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Have gun will travel

On his own?

More guts than brains?  Or not.

Maybe he's Paladin.

American on mission to kill bin Laden arrested
By RIAZ KHAN and MUNIR AHMED - apnews.myway.com

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.

The man was identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

He was picked up in a forest in the Chitral region late on Sunday, he said.

"We initially laughed when he told us that he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden," said Khan. But he said when officers seized the pistol, the sword and night-vision equipment, "our suspicion grew."

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