Philadelphia Transit Officers Help Woman Deliver Baby on Train

The mother and newborn reportedly in good condition.

ByABC News
December 26, 2014, 2:47 PM

— -- It was quite a Christmas delivery.

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

The delivery happened on the Market-Frankford subway train.

Sgt. Daniel Caban was the first to respond. He didn't have much time to spare.

Officer Darrell James joined Caban, with the two helping 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.