Port Authority police officers helped a Queens woman deliver a healthy baby girl on the World Trade Center PATH train concourse early this morning, according to a Port Authority spokesman. Little Asenat Abdrabo weighs in at 6 lbs, 14 oz.
The Associated Press reports that the baby's mother was en route to the hospital with her husband and two-year-old son, when she went into labor around 2:30 a.m.
PATH officers received a call regarding a woman in labor on the PATH concourse at 2:36 a.m. Among the responding officers was Officer Brian McGraw, who previously worked as an EMT in Jersey City. When officers determined that the woman was at full term and in labor, they called an ambulance and sterilized the area around her, preparing for labor. Before the ambulance arrived, Officer McGraw successfully delivered the baby—the second on-duty delivery of his career.
Baby Asenat was then transported to New York Presbyterian, where celebratory photos were taken.
First Baby girl born this morning on Platform B at the WTC Transportation Hub this morning at 2:36 AM. Congrats to the parents!
— WTCProgress (@WTCProgress) August 4, 2015
Congratulations! @PANYNJ police delivered a baby on the WTC PATH platform early this morning—the first baby born at the WTC site since 9/11.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 4, 2015