US soldier held on spying charge

A US soldier has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage.

Specialist William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman from Owensboro, Kentucky, was taken into custody on 28 October. He was arrested following a joint espionage investigation by the FBI and Army Counter-intelligence special agents.

It is not known who he is suspected of spying for or what sensitive information he may have had access to. An investigation is ongoing. It is not thought that there is a link to the WikiLeaks website.

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