Police released the audio of the call on Monday, three days after Sheen was arrested on suspicion of menacing, second-degree assault and criminal mischief. Authorities haven't identified the accuser, but the woman on the 911 call says her name is Brooke and that her husband is Charlie Sheen. Sheen is married to Brooke Mueller Sheen.
The woman can be heard weeping and sometimes her words are inaudible. At one point she says, "My husband had me (inaudible) with um, with a knife, and (inaudible) he threatened me." Later, she says, "I thought I was gonna die for one hour."
TMZ reported that Brooke was legally drunk with a .13 blood alcohol level when she made the 911 call at 8:34 in the morning.
The woman says her family is also in the house and that her husband was in another room when she called 911.
An ambulance was sent to the house but police say no one was taken to the hospital.
The 44-year-old Charlie Sheen is free on $8,500 bond. His lawyer and his agent didn't immediately return calls on Monday.
Police refused to release the written arrest report, saying that could hurt prosecutors' case.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin said Monday the menacing charge is the most serious, usually carrying a sentence of two to eight years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000. Mordkin said Sheen's next court appearance is Feb. 8, and no decision on whether to prosecute him is expected until shortly before that.
Charlie Sheen stars in CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and Brooke Mueller Sheen is a real estate investor. The couple married in May 2008 and have twin boys born in March.
In 1996, Charlie Sheen was charged with attacking a girlfriend at his Southern California home. He pleaded no contest and was placed on two years' probation. In 1998, his father, actor Martin Sheen, turned him in for violating parole after a cocaine overdose sent him to the hospital. He was later ordered to undergo a rehabilitation program.