FBI Arrests Massachusetts Air National Guardsman After Classified Documents from Pentagon Leak Online

By  //  April 13, 2023

leaked documents mainly concern Russia's invasion of Ukraine, intel on China, the Middle East

Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman seen here in a photo posted on social media, was arrested Thursday in connection with an investigation into the leak of classified documents. (Facebook)

(FOX NEWS) – FBI agents arrested Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Douglas Teixeira at a home in North Dighton, Massachusetts, on Thursday in connection with a trove of classified documents that have been leaked online in recent months.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said that Teixeira, 21, is being investigated for the “alleged unauthorized removal, retention, and transmission of classified national defense information.”

A large police presence could be seen at the home in North Dighton, which is about 35 miles south of Boston.

Teixeira, who worked on military intelligence systems on a full-time basis, had his security clearance and access to classified government systems revoked, according an internal government document reviewed by Fox News.

Teixeira joined the Air National Guard on Sept. 26, 2019, and was most recently stationed at Otis Air National Guard Base as a member of the of 102nd Intelligence Wing. He was promoted to Airman 1st Class last July, according to the unit.

The National Guard said in a statement it is aware of the “alleged role a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman may have played in the recent leak of highly-classified documents” from the Pentagon.