Ex-FBI Agent to Get Psychiatric Exam After Arrest at CIA

A federal magistrate has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for an ex-FBI agent arrested at CIA headquarters after a confrontation with security officers.

Tunisia Davis of Alexandria, Virginia, was charged with interfering with a federal officer, a misdemeanor, in federal court in Alexandria last week. After a combative court appearance Friday, U.S. Magistrate Theresa Carroll Buchanan ordered Davis held for a psychiatric evaluation.

Davis was an FBI agent from 2004 to 2010, according to court records and friends. On Friday, she embarked on a bizarre trip that led her from the secretive, highly-secured headquarters of the National Security Agency in Maryland to the CIA in Langley, Virginia, according to court records obtained by News4.

An affidavit filed by CIA investigators said Tunisia Davis drove to the main gate of CIA headquarters Thursday afternoon and drove past an officer who tried to stop her.

A second officer, court records show, had to physically stand in front of Davis' vehicle to stop her.

She was taken into custody. Shortly after, CIA investigators said, she reached toward an officer's firearm.

She denied trying to reach the gun, according to court records. But an investigator said Davis later threatened to shoot the CIA officers and to bomb the agency.

Earlier in the day, Davis also tried to get access to the National Security Agency, CIA investigators said in their affidavit. Those investigators said Davis told NSA police "she wanted to know what they would do if she showed up."

Court records indicate Davis was denied entry at the NSA. Those records said Davis told NSA officers about plans to test the security at the CIA. NSA officers issued a "be on the lookout" to order police after their encounter with Davis, according to the court affidavit.

Davis was a no show in court Tuesday afternoon after refusing to leave her cell. The judge called her "uncooperative" and said a "use of force" might have been needed to get her to appear.

"Clearly there are issues about whether she's competent" for trial, the judge said Tuesday.

David is expected to undergo a psychiatric evaluation within one to two days.

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