A Russian man suspected of being involved in Russian meddling in the U.S. election was arrested in Spain under a U.S. international warrant, Reuters reported.
Pyotr Levashov, a computer programmer, was arrested in Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Spain said. No details were made public regarding his arrests, but AFP and Russian TV station RT reported it was due to election-related hacking.
U.S. Justice Department spokesman Pete Car told Reuters the case was under seal and he had no comment. Another official told Reuters the arrest was a criminal matter that did not have national security implications.
Spanish officials informed Russia of Levashov's arrest on Friday, according to the embassy spokesman.