An American on a solo mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden is back in the United States, 10 days after authorities found him in the woods of northern Pakistan with a pistol, a sword and night-vision equipment.
TV reports showed Gary Faulkner on Wednesday afternoon after he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. The Colorado man said he wasn't giving up on his mission.
"I would describe the situation, like: I got dialysis. So anyone got a kidney they want to lend me so I can finish this up?" Faulkner told KNBC-TV shortly after his arrival.
"This is not about me. What this is about is the American people and the world. 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," Faulkner said.
Gary Faulkner, of Greeley, Colorado, had been detained in Pakistan since June 13. He told officials he was out to kill the al-Qaida leader. He was then moved to Islamabad, and his brother told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he was being released by the Pakistani government without charges.