US arrests Ukraine document leaks suspect
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US federal investigators on Thursday arrested an individual in connection with last week's leak of classified US information on the war in Ukraine.
Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed minutes later in a press conference that Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Air Force employee, was arrested after media outlets reported an arrest had been made in the case.
Garland said the arrest was made "in connection with an investigation into alleged unauthorized removal, retention and transmission of classified national defense information." He added federal agents took Teixeira into custody "without incident." 
The FBI earlier said it made "made an arrest and is continuing to conduct authorized law enforcement activity at a residence in North Dighton, Massachusetts."
US media churned out information about Teixeira earlier in the day, but there was no official confirmation about him being the individual believed to be behind the leaks.
Teixeira will make an initial appearance at the Federal District Court in Massachusetts.

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