Tammy Nordgren, 47, of Black Rock Turnpike, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct early Saturday after police said a verbal argument with her husband turned physical.

Nordgren's husband said she lunged at him and grabbed his throat, and he feared she was trying to kill him, police said. The husband had scratches on his neck, police said.

Nordgren was released on a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to have appeared Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.