RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A man who allegedly held his ex-wife and 3-year-old daughter hostage while threatening to kill them was arrested after a brief standoff, a Riverside County sheriff’s sergeant said on Friday.

Bruce Lange Willis, 24, of Jurupa Valley, was taken into custody after a struggle Thursday and booked into the Robert Presley jail in Riverside on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats and burglary, according to sheriff’s officials.

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The suspect is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Sgt. Jim Erickson said that around 11 a.m. Thursday, Willis allegedly kidnapped his ex-wife and child in San Bernardino County and drove to Pedley.

The woman called 911 and told a dispatcher that the suspect was threatening to kill her, their daughter and himself, Erickson said.

Deputies located the victim’s car behind a restaurant near Main and Collins streets and learned that Willis had driven to a residence at 26550 Joppe Ave. in Homeland, near Hemet, according to the sergeant.

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He said deputies converged on the location and attempted to make contact with Willis.

“The suspect initially barricaded himself in a residence, held a gun to the victim’s head and threatened to kill her,” Erickson said.

Deputies got close enough to deploy a Taser that incapacitated Willis, who was taken into custody without further incident, according to Erickson.

The suspect’s firearm turned out to be a replica.

Erickson said the mom and daughter were shaken up but not physically injured.

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