A Baton Rouge police officer was arrested Thursday and accused of assaulting a woman he had been seeing after forcing his way into her home two times, police spokesman Sgt. Donald Stone said in a news release.

Cpl. Mitchell Duncan, 49, was booked into Parish Prison on two counts of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, two counts of simple battery and one count of malfeasance in office.

Duncan, an 11-year veteran of the department, is accused of being in uniform and on duty when he forced his way into the home of the woman on two separate occasions Wednesday, the spokesman said.

Duncan was able to get into the locked house by using a knife to pry open the lock, Stone said.

Once inside, Duncan assaulted the woman, Stone said.

Duncan was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Thursday, Stone said.

Duncan was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division, First District, Stone said.

Duncan resigned from BRPD after being taken into custody, Stone said.