FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Manhattan — Port Authority police officers helped deliver a baby girl at the World Trade Center transit hub late Wednesday night, officials said.
The expectant father rushed up to Officer Matthew Binkowitz around 11 p.m., a Port Authority spokesman said. Binkowitz radioed for help and two more officers – Officer Brian McGraw and Sgt. Aaron Woody – rushed to assist.
The officers set up some drop clothes in the Oculus to give the mother-to-be some privacy and, within minutes, McGraw, a trained Emergency Medical Technician, delivered the baby girl.
Naheeda is the first baby born in the new facility, which opened in 2016. This is Officer McGraw’s second delivery in the transit hub. He also delivered a baby girl at the WTC PATH Station in August 2015.