Police officer delivers baby in NYC cab

NEW YORK (AP) — Port Authority police say an officer delivered a 7 ½-pound baby boy in a new York City taxicab.

The unusual birth happened at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in lower Manhattan near the Holland Tunnel.

A cab driver flagged down Offcer Pasquale Carpentiere and told him his passenger was in labor.

Carpentiere called for an ambulance but the baby couldn't wait, so Carpentiere delivered the baby in the cab.

Officers Jorge Negron and Agostinho Matias arrived shortly afterward to help. Matias is a registered nurse.

The mother and child were taken to Bellevue Hospital and are doing well.

The mother was identified as 39-year-old Alertime Antoncik of the Bronx.

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