Cops Help Woman To Give Birth On Subway Train On Christmas

A pair of Philadelphia transit police officers rushed onto a downtown subway train on Christmas and helped make a special delivery: a baby boy.

They coached the woman through the delivery, unwrapped the umbilical cord from the baby’s neck and placed the boy in her arms. The baby’s father wrapped him in a shirt to keep warm.

SEPTA Police Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Darrell James responded to a call around 5.50pm on Thursday and when they climbed on the train, they could already see the baby's head, they said.

A group of riders had formed a circle around the mother to give her some privacy as she went into labor on the Market-Frankford Line.

The officers, who both have children of their own, donned their gloves and Caban knelt down to catch the baby boy as he was born at the 15th Street station.