A 12-year NYPD veteran became an unexpected midwife for a newborn baby delivered during the Tuesday morning rush house commute.
Detective Michael Sharpe was in the area of FDR Drive/47th Street when he heard a 911 call on the radio for an imminent delivery in the area.
He pulled up to the car and found the expectant mother in the passenger seat about to give birth.
Detective Sharpe helped the woman as she delivered her newborn baby girl, Nicola Wong. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and soon sent along with her mother to the hospital.
“She was fine. She was calm. The parents were amazing, they were calm, they were collected and handled it like champs,” Sharpe said.
The NYPD later tweeted, “There was a wonderful reason for this morning's FDR traffic! Say hi to Nicola Wong, safely delivered by NYPD cops."
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