Stork on the subway? Baby born on Philly train

    It was a very unusual delivery on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority’s Broad Street line.

    A woman riding the Philadelphia subway gave birth aboard a northbound train Tuesday afternoon.

    KYW-TV reports SEPTA police Officer Loyd Rodgers and his partner gave the stork a helping hand after a woman approached them at the Olney station telling them she had just given birth. Nestled in her clothing was her baby boy, umbilical cord still attached.


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    Rodgers wrapped the newborn in a blanket and called for medics.

    He said all activity in the busy subway station halted as riders snapped pictures and congratulated the new mom.

    Mother and baby are doing fine at nearby Einstein Medical Center. The name of the new mom wasn’t released.

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