Philadelphia Transit Officers Help Woman Deliver Baby on Train

A SEPTA Transit Police officer is seen holding a baby following a birth on the Market-Frankford subway train, Dec. 25, 2014 in Philadelphia. (PHOTO: SEPTA)

It was quite a Christmas delivery.

Two transit officers in Philadelphia helped a woman deliver a baby Thursday while on board a train, ABC News station WPVI reports.

Sgt. Daniel Caban was the first to respond and he didn’t have much time to spare.

Officer Darrell James joined Caban and the two helped the woman deliver her baby, a healthy boy.

A SEPTA officer was later seen holding the baby. Officials said the mother and child were taken to a local hospital in good condition.

The birth marked a special surprise for Caban.

“I had already opened all my presents. I didn’t know I had another one waiting for me around 5:53 this afternoon,” Caban told WPVI.

James was just thankful that the mother and baby were OK.

“They tell us there will be crazy days. They never told me it would be on Christmas Day now, but all in all, this is a blessing,” James said.

Thomas J. Nestel III, the Chief of SEPTA Transit Police, expressed the department’s excitement over the birth.

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