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Charlie Sheen wife's 911 call released

By Jo Piazza, Special to CNN
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911 call on Charlie Sheen
  • Aspen police release 911 audio of actor's wife, Brooke Mueller
  • Mueller says husband threatened her life with a knife
  • Sheen denies accusations, admits arguing with wife
  • Actor was arrested, charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor

(CNN) -- Aspen, Colorado, police have released a 911 recording from Charlie Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, who claims the actor threatened her life with a knife. In the call, Mueller identified herself as Brooke and said her problem was domestic abuse.

She said that her husband, whom she identifies as Charlie Sheen, had a knife and that he threatened her.

"My husband had me with a knife. I was afraid for my life, and he threatened me," Mueller, 32, told the operator.

Sheen denied wielding a knife or strangling Mueller, according to the police report filed by the officers who responded to the call. He admitted that the couple had been arguing for several hours and that the argument had gotten very heated.

Sheen admitted having a folding knife in his travel bag, which officers said they found with the knife locked in a open position.

Mueller told the officers that Sheen attacked her when she said she wanted a divorce, holding her down on the bed by neck with one hand while the other held a knife against her throat.

He threatened to have her killed, she told the officers, and only relented when she apologized and told him she loved him.

Mueller explained to the dispatcher that the problem was under control and that there were other family members in the house keeping the two of them apart. She was insistent that despite the passing of imminent danger, that she needed to file the police report.

"I gotta file this report," Mueller is heard saying several times.

She said Sheen was in the other room at the time of the call and was "packing to leave ... from the back room." She later said Sheen was "trying to sneak out the back."

When the dispatcher asked Mueller whether Sheen still had the knife, she replied, "Yeah, he does, but there are other people here. My family is here." Mueller identified the knife as a switchblade.

Sheen spokesman Stan Rosenfeld said Monday that Sheen had returned to Los Angeles, California, but Rosenfeld had no other comment.

On Friday, Rosenfeld cautioned against jumping to conclusions.

"Do not be misled by appearance," he said. "Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day."

Sheen was arrested on Christmas morning and charged with two felonies -- second-degree assault and menacing -- and the misdemeanor of criminal mischief. He was released from the Pitkin County Jail at 7 p.m. after posting $8,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court February 8.

Sheen, 44, married real estate investor and sometime actress Mueller in May 2008. The couple has twin sons.

Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez, is the son of actor Martin Sheen. He has two brothers and a sister -- Emilio, Ramon and Renee Estevez -- who also are actors. He stars in the television comedy "Two and a Half Men" with Jon Cryer.