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Baby Boy Delivered On L'Enfant Metro Station Platform

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.

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