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Philadelphia police helped a woman deliver a baby on the subway

One woman received a very special holiday gift this week: Two Philadelphia transit officers helped her deliver her baby on the subway.

A fellow rider, Toney Harris-Saunders, called 911 when the woman went into labor. "When she was on the train, I guess the baby said, 'I'm ready to come out now,'" Harris-Saunders told NBC Philadelphia.

After the officers arrived on the scene, they took the baby boy's umbilical cord off his neck and handed him to his mother. After the delivery, the baby and mother were taken to a nearby hospital in good condition.

"Everything just happened so quick[ly], but it was amazing," Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority Officer Darrell James told NBC Philadelphia.