The Colorado man detained while hunting Osama bin Laden is in good spirits and says Pakistani authorities are treating him very well, U.S. Embassy officials told Gary Faulkner’s sister.

Deanna Faulkner told Thursday she was relieved to hear that when embassy officials had their first meeting with her brother in Islamabad

Thursday, he was examined by an American doctor who ordered that the man, who has kidney failure, get dialysis soon.

The sister, who lives in Grand Junction, got the update when she called an embassy official in the Pakistani capital Wednesday night.

The meeting with embassy officials was the first American contact with the 50-year-old construction worker since police detained him Sunday in a forest on the northwestern Pakistan frontier. Police said he was carrying a pistol, sword, night-vision equipment and Christian religious books. Gary Faulkner told police he was on a mission to behead bin Laden to avenge the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

“They said he was in good spirits,” Deanna Faulkner recounted from her briefing on the embassy officials’ meeting. “Gary said that they are treating him very well. …He’s getting rest.”

Embassy officials told the sister “they were given permission to get him his medical treatment, his dialysis, which will probably take place today,” she said.

“An American doctor was able to see Gary and give him an exam and the doctor said, “This man needs his dialysis,'” Deanna Faulkner added.

Medical treatment has been a critical issue for Gary Faulkner, who went bounty hunting for the most wanted terrorist in America despite having only 9 percent kidney function and requiring regular dialysis treatment to stay alive.

Deanna Faulkner said she and the embassy official discussed potential legal repercussions for her brother, who has not been charged by Pakistani officials.
“They did express that the Pakistan government does not see my brother as a threat to any of their citizens,” she said.

Pakistani officials “are a little perplexed by him,” Deanna Faulkner said. “There’s been Americans going over to join al-Qaida to come after Americans and the rest of the world. But they haven’t had an American (civilian) go after al-Qaida before.”

Source: Alan Gathright forThe Denver Channel.

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