CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Monday night, six FBI agents pulled up to Paula Broadwell's house in three separate cars. Broadwell is the woman named as the past lover of David Petraeus.
The agents were all carrying briefcases, plastic tubs and cardboard boxes as they entered the home. WSOC-TV confirmed that the agents work with the FBI and that they had keys to the home.
The agents also took photographs outside of the house.
WSOC-TV reported that the agents turned on the lights in nearly every room of the house.
No one had been in or out of the house until Monday night, but friends and neighbors said Paula Broadwell had been in touch with them by email. On Monday, neighbors said, Broadwell emailed to say she would be with her family, keeping a low profile.
"She said the family is together and that they're doing ok and that they're at an undisclosed place," said neighbor Ed Williams.
Veteran David Bixle said Broadwell also had a text conversation with him on Monday. He said he saw her two weeks ago during a charity event.
"She's not attempting to defend herself. And it's not because of guilt. It's because she's afraid, like I would be, that anything she says can be twisted and used against her," said Bixler.
WSOC-TV asked what evidence the agents were looking for and what they were there to do, but the agents did not respond.