Gary Faulkner was arrested after a 10-hour manhunt. Faulkner was armed with a 40-inch sword, a handgun and night vision goggles. His plan was to enter into Nuristan, a stronghold of the Taliban and confront Osama bin Laden.
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Hunting down the al-Qaeda leader had apparently become a passion for Faulkner, who apparently has his own criminal record. (He apparently served jail time in 1981 and 1986.) After three days in detention by officials in the western city of Peshawar, Faulker has apparently not waivered in his intention to serve justice.
Consequently, psychiatric evaluations are being pursued. Investigator, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, said Mr Faulkner had already seen a doctor for kidney problems. Faulkner has traveled to Pakistan six times. With his hair long and beard, he readily blends in with the Pashtun people.