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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a former FBI agent who was arrested at CIA headquarters after a confrontation with security officers.
Tunisia Davis of Alexandria was charged with interfering with a federal officer, a misdemeanor, in federal court in Alexandria last week. U.S. Magistrate Theresa Carroll Buchanan ordered Davis held for a psychiatric evaluation after she made a combative court appearance Friday.
According to court records, Davis visited NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Thursday morning and then drove to CIA headquarters at Langley. According to an affidavit, she had told the NSA officer that she wanted to see what would happen if she showed up. CIA officers had been on the lookout for her, because she told the NSA officer as she was leaving that she planned to go to CIA next, it added.
She was arrested after refusing to follow CIA security officers' instructions. One officer said she tried to reach for an officer's gun while partially handcuffed and shouted that the CIA could be bombed.
Court records say she was an FBI special agent from 2004 to 2010.
Davis refused to leave her cell Tuesday for a scheduled pretrial hearing. Prosecutors said she has refused to eat or drink since she was taken into custody. A judge on Tuesday ordered that her mental health evaluation be conducted at Federal Medical Center Carswell, a women's prison hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Court records show Davis was charged with disorderly conduct in Fairfax County in 2013, but the charges were eventually dropped. An apparent competency evaluation conducted in that case remains under seal.
Whitney Minter, a federal public defender appointed to represent Davis, declined comment Tuesday.
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