NYPD officers helped deliver a baby during morning rush hour in the middle of New YorkâÄôs bustling Penn Station Wednesday...
âÄúForget the ambulance, forget everything else âÄĒ IâÄôm going to have the baby right here,âÄĚ new mother Marie Boothe recalled at a news conference later in the day that she had proclaimed before the birth.
Three members of the police departmentâÄôs counter-terrorism patrol team who were in the station and an Amtrak police officer stepped in to help deliver the seven-pound baby boy underneath the departures sign at 7:20 a.m. The newborn was greeted by fellow commuters in typical New York City fashion. âÄúThey started yelling, âÄėName him Penn, after Penn Station!âÄôâÄĚ said Marie Medina, one of the NYPD officers who aided in the special delivery.
Caesar Penn Boothe, whose middle name reflects his birthplace, was taken to Bellevue Hospital along with his mother, and the two were reported to be doing well.