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Penn Station Baby Born While Mother Waited for LIRR Train

Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 03:57 PM

By David Ogul

A baby boy was born at New York's Penn Station on Wednesday after the 32-year-old mother went into labor while waiting for a Long Island Rail Road train.

The expectant mom was standing on the platform at Track 20 waiting for the train when she went into labor. Transit police helped deliver her son just after 10 a.m., the New York Post reported.

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“It happened so fast. She was screaming. We brought her to the precinct, which is right inside Penn Station,” MTA police Officer Vinay Hathiraamani told the Post.

Officer Melissa DeFrancesco then carried the swaddled bundle of joy past commuters to a waiting ambulance.

“It was awesome," DeFrancesco told the New York Daily News.

Mom Ana Aguirre told the Daily News that she was overcome by labor pains after buying a train ticket home.

Aguirre and her newborn were reportedly doing fine at Bellevue hospital. Little Oscar is now the youngest of four siblings ranging in age from 4 to 11.

“He’s perfect,” Aguirre said.

The comics wasted no time in taking to Twitter.

“The first time anything has arrived early there,” quipped @BobbyBigWheel.

“Baby born at Penn Station: Express Delivery,” tweeted @Oduscoly.

“Baby’s first words: “What a dump!” tweeted @ebbhead.

“A woman gave birth inside Penn Station yesterday. In your face DC! That’s way grosser than L’Enfant Plaza,” tweeted @dashbot.

Just last week, a baby was born on the platform at Washington, D.C.'s L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.

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