An infant at L'Enfant!
Metro Transit Police tweeted out this morning that a baby was safely delivered on the platform of the L'Enfant Metro station. Metro officials say that mother and child—it's a boy!—are healthy and have been transported to a local hospital.
According to a Metro spokesman, 23-year-old mother Shavonnte Taylor went into labor on a Greenbelt-bound train, and an off-duty emergency medical technician came to her aid. Police were called, but little Amir was delivered on the platform at 10:30 a.m.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles sent Ms. Taylor a $100 SmarTrip card, along with a letter.
"I am sure that the delivery did not go exactly as you had imagined, but I hope that our employees and customers who assisted you were a source of support and comfort," Sarles said.
Service on Metro was not affected.
A baby was just delivered ON THE PLATFORM at L'Enfant Plaza. MTPD on scene. Additional details will follow. #WMATA— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) August 1, 2013