21-year-old National Guardsman Jack Teixeira has been arrested in connection with the leak of hundreds of classified documents, according to the Washington Examiner and several other outlets.
Teixeira was identified by the NY Times ahead of his arrest at his home in Dighton, Mass Thursday afternoon. Television footage appeared to show armed personnel leading a male wearing red shorts and a green short with his hands cuffed behind his back, the WSJ reports.
Two police cruisers from the town of Dighton were blocking the road near a residence associated with Mr. Teixeira. They declined to speak about why they had blocked the road. A row of people who say they lived on the street were waiting to pass.
One neighbor told the WSJ the police began blocking off the street around noon. At least one vehicle outside the police blockade had U.S. government license plates.
Video: The arrest of the alleged leaker.
-> The circus they make for one unarmed dude seems like a show. https://t.co/h9NhcPLk5g pic.twitter.com/vilteMCd1p
— Lord Bebo (@MyLordBebo) April 13, 2023