Philadelphia officers Daniel Caban and Darrell James help an expectant mother through her Christmas Day labour.

Santa Baby! Cops Deliver Newborn On Train

Two police officers helped deliver a Christmas Day baby on a train in Philadelphia.

Sergeant Daniel Caban and Officer Darrell James boarded the Market-Frankford subway train after receiving an emergency call.

They soon discovered there was no time to get the woman to hospital – and instead they helped her deliver a healthy baby boy on the carriage.

Both mother and child were then taken to hospital in good condition.

Philadelphia baby born on train

Sgt Caban told ABC News station WPVI: “I had already opened all my presents. I didn’t know I had another one waiting for me around 5:53 this afternoon!”

Officer James added: “They tell us there will be crazy days. They never told me it would be on Christmas Day now, but all in all, this is a blessing.”

The pair’s boss was quick to tweet his delight at the delivery.

“Transit Police SGT and PO deliver baby on Market Frankford El train!!!! WOOHOO!!! Now that’s a Christmas gift!!!” posted SEPTA chief Thomas J Nestel III.

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