By Sam Frizell
December 26, 2014

Not all Christmas gifts are delivered by FedEx.

Two Philadelphia transit cops helped a woman deliver her baby son on an underground subway train at about 6 p.m. on Christmas night, the local NBC affiliate reports.

“When she was on the train I guess the baby said, ‘I’m ready to come out now,'” said witness Toney Harris-Saunders, who was on his way to see family for Christmas.

Harris-Saunders called 911 as the woman prepared to have the baby. When the officers arrived, they removed the umbilical cord from the boy’s neck and placed him in his mother’s arms.

“Everything just happened so quick but it was amazing,” said Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority Officer Darrell James.

“Inside I was just praying for the medics to come in,” Officer Daniel Cabansaid said.

[NBC]

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