A man and a woman suspected of trying to take a child at gunpoint from a Murrieta home and engaging in an hour-long standoff with police remained behind bars Saturday.

A police dispatcher received a call at 7:22 a.m. Friday that a man with a gun was at a home in the 26000 block of Peachwood Drive, according to the Murrieta Police Department.

The caller said that his son’s ex-wife and her new boyfriend, who was armed with an assault rifle, were at his door and wanted to take custody of a child inside the home, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the couple in a vehicle near the home, which they refused to exit.

An hour-long standoff followed, and ended when officers shot “chemical agents and less lethal bean bag rounds” at the suspects, police said.

The two were arrested without serious injuries, and officers said they found an AR-15 rifle and shotgun inside the vehicle, as well as loaded AR-15 magazines on the suspects.

Julienne Celestino, 36, and Jherrold Nocon, 35, of Homeland were treated at the scene by paramedics before being booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of various felony and misdemeanor counts.

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