CHELSEA — Police officers came to the assistance of a woman in labor Friday night in Manhattan, helping delivery her baby in a vehicle, according to authorities.
Officers from the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group were near West 22nd Street and 11th Avenue in Chelsea when a woman flagged them down around 10:15 p.m., police said.
The woman informed the officers there was a woman in labor in a nearby vehicle and the officers immediately rushed to help, according to the NYPD.
According to a tweet from the NYPD Special Ops account, within minutes of arriving, officers assisted in the delivery of a healthy baby girl.
Authorities said the mother and her newborn baby were transported by EMS to a nearby hospital and are both doing well.
Great job by #NYPD SRG assisting with the delivery of a baby girl. While on patrol the Officers were flagged down by a woman reporting a lady in labor in a nearby vehicle. Within minutes of arriving they assisted in the delivery of a healthy baby girl. Mom & baby are doing well. pic.twitter.com/b7b3gkhQgT
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) August 11, 2019