Mohamed Moussa, 23, of Pierce Street, faces threatening and disorderly conduct charges after police said he hit his wife and threatened her family with a knife Saturday.
Moussa was charged with two counts each of threatening and disorderly conduct, and one count each of interfering with an officer and first-degree reckless endangerment.
Police were called to the scene by a report of a man with a knife, and possibly a gun, arguing with a woman and two other men at Mason and Pierce streets just before 6 p.m.
Moussa's wife told police he had hit her, and began collecting her things while he was asleep in an attempt to leave. She said Moussa confronted her on the stairs, pushed her backward and then went back to sleep. At that point, she said she called her brothers to come help her move out.
Moussa awoke again, according to the report, and began yelling and cursing at the trio, threatening them verbally before grabing a knife and waving it at his brothers-in-law. At one point, they said Moussa went into the garage and began fiddling with a small, black object they said might have been a gun.
He ignored officers' orders to drop the knife and was taken into custody with the assistance of the department's K-9 unit, police said.
No guns were found in the house or garage, police said.
Moussa's bond was originally set at $100,000 and later reduced to $10,000 by the bail commissioner. He was scheduled to have appeared Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.