A 22-year-old American soldier Specialist William Colton Millay, was arrested on Friday by agents of the Army counterintelligence service and the Army Criminal Investigation Command on charges of espionage.
Christian Science Monitor says Millay was taken into custody at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Reuters reports spokesperson for FBI Eric Gonzalez, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday. The arrest, according to FBI spokesman Mary Rook, was "the result of close working relationship between the FBI and its military partners in Alaska." Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll, said charges will be brought against Millay in the week.
AP report on CBS News says Specialist William Colton Millay, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was assigned to the 164th Military Police Company. The Company, a 170 member Military Police unit which had been in Afghanistan on a police training mission, is part of the 793rd Military Police Battalion of the new 2nd Engineer Brigade at Elmendorf-Richardsoon.
Reuters report says rumors on the blogosphere said the arrest was connected to the case of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning who was charged with downloading more than 150,000 diplomatic cables with some passed to WikiLeaks while he worked as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. But FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez has denied the reports. He, however, refused to speak on the details of the allegations against Millay.