Peter Malaszuk, 46, of Lalley Boulevard, pulled out a large chunk of his wife's hair during an argument in front of their two children Sunday evening, police said, and later locked himself in a bedroom.

According to the report, the family had been at a first communion party in Stratford earlier, and Malaszuk became progressively aggressive toward his wife, calling her names. She left with their 12- and 4-year-old children and returned home. Malaszuk came home later via a taxi cab and the argument continued. In addition to pulling out his wife's hair, police said Malaszuk broke several glasses and knocked furniture to the floor.

When officers arrived, they found Malaszuk had locked himself in a bedroom and refused orders to come out or open the door. When officers gained entry to the room, Malaszuk was lying on the bed and refused to stand up, police said. When he reached to get something out of a nightstand, officers pounced on top of him and took him into custody, according to the report.

At police headquarters, Malaszuk refused to come out of the holding cell to be fingerprinted and refused all efforts by police to fingerprint him, according to the report.

He was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer and refusal to be fingerprinted. Malaszuk was held on a $10,000 bond and was scheduled to have appeared Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Police said they believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident.