Children Rescued From Home After SWAT Standoff


MILTON, Ga. - Two children were taken from their Milton home after a four-hour SWAT team standoff on Saturday night.

Milton police headed to the home on Seabiscuit Lane after they received a call about a wife threatening his wife and children, Milton police Capt. Shawn McCarty said.

When officers and SWAT team members arrived around 1 a.m., a woman and a 12-year-old child had fled from the home, McCarty said.

A Channel 2 Action News photographer was at the scene, where a 1-year-old and a 6-year-old were still inside with their father.

Four hours later, SWAT went into the home and rescued the remaining children. Their father, Doug Baker, was then arrested. Baker, 47, faces charges of obstruction, making terroristic threats and domestic violence-related charges, McCarty said.

Police said they were investigating whether Baker was armed.