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Express delivery! Cops help mom give birth at World Trade Center train stop

It's the first baby to be born on the site since 9/11, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
/ Source: TODAY

Perhaps a baby couldn't wait to experience New York City, as Port Authority police helped deliver a baby girl on a World Trade Center train platform early Tuesday morning.

The One World Trade Center Tower is seen from West Street in New York in this May 20, 2015 file photo.Mike Segar / Reuters

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered his congratulations on Tuesday via Twitter, noting that police from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey responded to the PATH train platform to assist with the first birth at the World Trade Center site since Sept. 11, 2001.

The Port Authority later released details and a photo of the baby girl with Officer Brian McGraw, who helped with the delivery. The pregnant mother, husband and 2-year-old son were on their way to the hospital for the delivery when she suddenly felt that it was time to push. Fortunately for all, McGraw was formerly an EMT and had delivered a baby on the job before, so he was able to step in and assist.

Port Authority

According to the @WTCProgress Twitter account, the baby was born on Platform B at about 2:36 a.m.

While one Twitter user reacted with concerns about hygiene, another offered international congratulations and a few emojis from Stockport, England.

A third user on the social-media platform wondered if the baby on the PATH platform would receive "free train service and free entry to the [Freedom Tower] for her entire life as a gift."

Matt Johnson from NBC News also contributed to this story.

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