Port Authority police officer delivers baby in back of taxi

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Port Authority police officer delivered a baby boy in the back of a taxi in lower Manhattan last night.

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

PAPD Officer Pasquale Carpentiere was on red light enforcement detail at the corner of Hudson and Laight streets when the cabbie got his attention around 11:30 p.m., the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this morning.

Carpentiere requested EMS and delivered the boy, he said.

Officers Jorge Negron and Agostinho Matias, who also is a registered nurse, arrived soon after and helped stabilize the 39-year-old Bronx mother and child until EMS arrived, Pentangelo said.

Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital, he said.


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