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A man was arrested early Thursday after police kicked open the front door of his Smith Street house as he beat a woman, cupping her mouth with his hand to silence her screams, authorities said.

Eric Kubisty, 37, is charged with second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief and harassment. Police said the suspect, who took the victim’s cellphone to keep her from calling 911, attacked the woman outside, then dragged her indoors and threatened to kill her.

Police said Kubitsy has assaulted the woman before.