A 22-year-old soldier has been arrested on suspicion of espionage.
The Army Times reported that William C. Millay, a military policeman from Kentucky, was taken into custody on Friday at a military base in Alaska. He is now being held without bail by the Alaska Department of Corrections.
A U.S. Army Alaska spokesman said he could not elaborate on whether Millay has been charged, what charges he would face or whether he faces charges outside of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
"Today's arrest was the result of the close working relationship between the FBI and its military partners in Alaska," Mary Frances Rook, special agent in charge of the FBI in Alaska, said Friday. "Through this ongoing partnership, we are better able to protect our nation."
A spokesman for the FBI in Anchorage told The Anchorage Daily News that Millay's case is not related to Bradley Manning's -- the soldier accused of divulging classified documents to a whistleblower website who is currently held in a Kansas military prison. "This has nothing to do with WikiLeaks," he said.
Salon reported that Army spokesman Bill Coppernoll expects Millay to be formally charged later this week in the military justice system.
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