Houseguest assault sends hostess to hospital

DANBURY – A  34-year-old Danbury woman was arrested after using what police said was “anything she could get her hands on” to assault another woman at a Thorpe Street residence early Wednesday.

Mandi Swett was visiting a couple at their home when she got into an argument with the other woman about 5 a.m., police said, and attacked her with a variety of objects, including a purse and metal belt buckle.

Swett, who gave her address as the homelss shelter on New Street, was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

The 53-year-old victim was taken to Danbury Hospital for treatment of  her injuries, police said.

John Pirro