Robert Kovatch, 49, of Mayfair Road, threatened to kill his girlfriend, and then himself, if she didn't leave the house early Monday, police said.

The incident happened around 1:44 a.m. Monday as the two argued, according to the report.

Kovatch was in possession of a folding knife when he make the threat, police said.

Kovatch was charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

He was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court later that day, and taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport for evaluation.