Danbury man accused of attacking wife at New Year’s party

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DANBURY — A 29-year-old Danbury man who reportedly had been arguing with his wife for several days faces multiple charges, including second-degree assault, after he broke up a NewYear’s party she was hosting at their South Street residence early Wednesday, police said.

Police said Hoskellyn Marte had to be restrained by guests several times after he grabbed kitchen knives and threatened to “cut the throat” of his wife and one of her daughters, inflicting several minor wounds to his wife’s left forearm that did not require medical attention.

The wife told police that the couple had been arguing for nearly a week about “personal problems,” and he became enraged when he arrived home about 1 a.m. and found her hosting a party for family and friends.

Marte demanded that the guests turn off the music and leave, but when his wife refused, he picked up a rack of compact discs and a speaker and hurled them in her direction, police said.

When Marte picked up a large kitchen knife and began slashing at his wife, one of the guests grabbed the two children, aged 9 and 13, and took them into another room while other guests managed to restrain him.

But he broke away “two or three times’’ and grabbed another knife, and was able to inflict several minor lacerations to his wife’s arm, police said.

Marte was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, risk of injury to a minor, carrying a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

He is being held on $250,000 bond for an appearance in state Superior Court in Danbury on Thursday.

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John Pirro

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