Woman Gives Birth On Subway Train

PHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2012)-- Police say a woman who was riding the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Broad Street line told officers she gave birth aboard a northbound train Tuesday afternoon.

Transit police Officer Loyd Rodgers and his partner gave the stork a helping hand after the woman approached them at the Olney Station with a baby boy nestled in her clothing, umbilical cord still attached.

Rodgers wrapped the newborn in a blanket and called for paramedics.

He said all activity in the busy subway station halted as riders snapped pictures and congratulated the new mom.

Mother and baby are doing fine at a hospital.

The woman’s name wasn’t released.


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