FBI arrests over leaked top-secret Pentagon files after 21-year-old US Air National Guard Jack Teixeira was named as a suspect
FBI agents investigating leak of top secret Pentagon documents have made an arrest.
The arrest was made in Dighton, Massachusetts, as the detainee was not named.
It comes after 21-year-old US Air National Guard Jack Teixeira was named as the suspected leaker of the classified documents.
Teixeira ran an online group called Thug Shaker Central, where about 30 people – mostly young men and teenagers – shared a love of guns, racist memes and games.
He’s drafted into the 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
Teixeira’s mother, Dawn, confirmed to the New York Times that her son was a member of the Air National Guard and said he recently worked night shifts at a Cape Cod base.
His identity was revealed by the New York Times after the secret military files were circulated online in one of the worst intelligence breaches in US history.
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