Russia: “American Detained During ‘Spying Action'”

Russian security officials said Monday that they had detained an American citizen in Moscow on suspicion of spying.

Russia's domestic security service, FSB, referenced a section of the country's criminal code regarding espionage but did not specify charges.

A spokesman for the U.S. State Department told NBC News that the U.S. had requested consular access, as called for in the Vienna Convention.

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