The two male officers from the 19th Precinct responded to a vehicle parked at East 92nd Street and First Avenue at about 8 a.m.
A pregnant woman was in the car with her husband and was in the midst of child birth. She was complaining of extreme pressure.
"We were flagged down by her husband on the driver's side delivering the baby. I stepped in and assisted husband and took care of the rest. My partner helped out by getting stuff to make sure the baby was safe and delivered properly," says Officer Stephan Koustoubardis.
Officer Koustobardis along with Officer Vincent Ching assisted with delivering the baby girl and waited for EMS to arrive to sever the umbilical cord.
Officer Koustoubardis has eight years on the force, Officer Ching - only eight months. Neither of them have their own children yet, but they are prepared.
It wasn’t an #AprilFools joke when we responded to a 9-1-1 call for a baby on the way.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) April 1, 2018
Great job by Officer Koustoubardis who helped a dad deliver his baby girl in their car. We’re very happy to report both mother & baby are doing well.
What a special #Easter Sunday. pic.twitter.com/aLOKlJEnpa
The infant and her parents were transported to NYU Langone Medical Center where all are doing fine.
There is no word yet on a name for the baby, but the most important thing is everyone is healthy, as the officers put their training to good use.
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