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Transit Officers Help Deliver Baby on Philly Subway on Christmas Day

By    |   Friday, 26 Dec 2014 06:03 PM

Two Philadelphia transit police officers helped to deliver a baby on Christmas day after the mother’s water broke on a subway.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Darrell James visited the baby boy and his parents at the hospital Friday morning, taking pictures and marveling at the Christmas miracle, The Associated Press said.



Michael Peterson was on board the Market-Frankford subway train Thursday evening when it suddenly halted.

"Next thing you know, the El just stopped; we wanted to know what all the commotion was about," Peterson, a passenger on the train, told WPVI. “A baby on Christmas on the El. I couldn't believe it.”

James told WPVI that the mom was focusing on breathing, and they, the officers, along with another passenger, helped deliver the little boy.

“The umbilical cord was tight around the neck a little bit, cleared that, other than that, healthy baby boy," James told WPVI.

Ashley Dorsey, the passenger who helped, told the AP the experience “was breathtaking.”

"Of course nobody wants to give birth on the train, but I'm so glad she was on the train instead of out on the street," Dorsey said.



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