The recent fiasco over leaked documents just got some clarity with a report that an arrest has been made regarding the documents that found their way online through a Discord server in March.
There was an individual arrested who is reported to be a 21-year-old Air National Guardsman with the Massachusetts National Guard. The arrest was made when federal law enforcement officers converged on a North Dighton, Massachusetts home, on Thursday afternoon.
This is the report from Fox News: “FBI agents have made an arrest in their investigation into leaked classified documents, Fox News has learned, as the bureau focuses on a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman.
Police vehicles were seen at a Massachusetts location believed to be connected with the guardsman. The guardsman’s security clearance and access to classified government systems have been revoked, according to an internal government document reviewed by Fox News.”
The report from the media went further:
“The New York Times and other outlets reported that the man is a member of the 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard who was involved in a private online group called Thug Shaker Central.
The 102nd Intelligence Wing, when contacted by Fox News Digital about the matter, also deferred comment to the Justice Department and FBI.”
This news came after the Washington Post ran a long story that covered an interview with a teenager who said he was a friend of the suspect through the Discord server.
According to the details that were gained from that interview, it is not a huge surprise that authorities were able to identify the alleged person who leaked the documents.
This story is still developing and there will certainly be more information to come from the arrest. It will also be significant to see if there were others involved in leaking these classified documents.
BREAKING: Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira who has been identified as the leaker of Pentagon documents, has just been arrested at his home. It is said to be the biggest national security breach in at least 10 years. pic.twitter.com/RHE2SM2mii
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) April 13, 2023