Baby Boy Delivered On L'Enfant Metro Station Platform | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

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.

NPR

Book Review: 'Once In The West'

Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman's new collection of poems, "Once in the West."
NPR

'How To Cook Everything Fast'? Bittman Says Skip The Prep

Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, "How to Cook Everything Fast," which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.
WAMU 88.5

New D.C. Bill Would Require Uber To Provide Liability Insurance Coverage

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh is proposing legislation to end the regulatory vacuum critics say has placed Uber users at risk.
NPR

EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.