Employee at Top-secret Israeli Army Unit Arrested

The reasons for the arrest are still unknown; police searching for the suspect's cellphone

File photo: a man under arrest.
Olivier Fitoussi

Israel's Military Police arrested on Tuesday a senior figure in one of the Israeli army's most classified units.

Police arrived at a base in central Israel where the man, a civilian Israel Defense Forces employee, is serving. Upon their arrival, the man tried to flee, and was arrested.

Police suspect the man tried to transfer his cellphone to an acquaintance, and are attempting to locate the device, which they believe has been hidden. 

At this stage, the reasons for the arrest are not known.