A Lake Elsinore man is behind bars Wednesday on allegations of assaulting family members and attempted murder.

Jose Edwin Gomez, 30, was arrested on Tuesday after the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received a report at 10:30 a.m. of a family disturbance in the 100 block of Heald Avenue, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies arrived to discover that Gomez allegedly assaulted family members within the residence. Authorities said Gomez refused to comply with deputies, and after the victims were moved to a safe location, he barricaded himself inside the residence.

A SWAT team was called to the scene and arrested Gomez, who was then booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of attempted murder, criminal threats and resisting arrest. Jail records indicate that he remained held there on $1 million bail.

He is scheduled to make his initial appearance at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta on Thursday.

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