NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a special delivery on the Long Island Expressway as two NYPD officers help a mother give birth.
Police said they got a call about a woman in labor on the LIE in Queens Saturday afternoon. By the time Officer Anthony Barton got to the car, the baby’s head was crowning.READ MORE: New York City Files Brief In Gun Rights Case Before Supreme Court
He radioed Officer Michael Pyzikiewicz, a trained paramedic, who provided instructions.
Police said Barton then delivered the baby boy and wrapped him in a blanket. That’s when Pyzikiewicz arrived and clamped the umbilical cord.READ MORE: National Media Coverage Of Gabby Petito's Disappearance Raises Questions About Attention For Missing People Of Color
The new family was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The baby boy, named Josiah, was 7 pounds, 5 ounces.
Police said both mom and the baby boy are doing well.