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Jack Teixeira to Appear in Court Accused of Pentagon Leaks

Former IT specialist, 21, arrested on Thursday is accused of intelligence leak believed to have started on Discord. The 21-year-old suspect in the recent leaks of Pentagon intelligence is due to appear in court on Friday.

Jack Teixeira was detained at his home by FBI agents, the US attorney general Merrick Garland announced on Thursday. The arrest was made “in connection with an investigation into an alleged unauthorised removal, retention and transmission of classified national defence information”, he said.

Helicopter news footage showed a young man with shorn dark hair, an olive-green T-shirt and red shorts being made to walk backwards towards a team of FBI agents, who were pointing their rifles at him, in the town of North Dighton, Massachusetts. Source

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