An FBI employee accused of pointing a handgun at a woman’s head in a restaurant in Massachusetts was charged Wednesday with firearms violations and disorderly conduct.
The Boston Globe reports that James M. Boyle, 55, appeared to be under the influence when police arrived at the restaurant in Hingham.
“The FBI takes allegations of misconduct very seriously,” Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the Boston bureau, said in a statement. “We are aware of the matter involving the recent arrest of an FBI employee and are fully cooperating” with local investigators.
When police arrived at the restaurant, Doyle was at the bar with a gun in his holster. Police said Doyle knew the woman, who was unharmed.
It wasn’t immediately clear where Doyle worked in the FBI.