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What we know about the Pentagon leak suspect

April 14, 2023 - U.S. authorities arrested a 21-year-old information technology specialist named Jack Teixeira in connection with the disclosure of highly classified military documents.

Teixeira was arrested by the FBI at his family home in Dighton, rural Massachusetts, on Thursday.

Dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, he was led away by heavily armed agents.

Teixeira has been identified as the leader of an online chat group where the sensitive documents first emerged.

He is charged with the unauthorised removal and transmission of classified information. He will appear in court in Boston, Massachusetts later on Friday.

Dozens of leaked documents revealed U.S. assessments of the war in Ukraine as well as sensitive secrets about American allies, embarrassing Washington and raising fresh questions over the security of classified information, the BBC said.

PUBLISHED: 14/04/2023; STORY: Graphic News