NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a special delivery on a busy Manhattan street.
Authorities say a frantic man flagged down NYPD Officers Tiffany Phillips and Carlos Guadalupe Tuesday morning on 41st Street and 10th Avenue.READ MORE: Federal Disaster Assistance Deadline Approaching For New Jersey Residents Who Suffered Property Damage From Ida
He told the officers his pregnant woman was about to give birth in the backseat of their nearby car.
The couple from New Jersey had been trying to get to Lenox Hill Hospital but the baby wasn’t waiting.
The officers quickly rushed over and helped with the delivery.READ MORE: Emergency Crews Rescue Man From Water Off Coney Island
“They were scared in the beginning. When the baby was born, the baby was not breathing so I believe any parent would’ve been scared and frantic,” Phillips said. “Once the baby started breathing things seemed to calm down a little bit.”
When the ambulance arrived, mom and her baby boy were taken to Bellevue Hospital where they’re both listed in good condition.
“This is definitely at the top of the list of an experience I will never forget,” Phillips told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.MORE NEWS: Supreme Court Judge Refuses To Lift Temporary Restraining Order Stopping NYC’s Plan To Change Retiree Health Benefits
Phillips and Guadalupe have been on the force for 12 years.