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Baby born in back of taxi with help of Montreal police

03/20/2015 07:15 EDT | Updated 05/20/2015 05:59 EDT
Two Montreal police officers were on their regular patrol driving around in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, when the driver of the taxi in front of them frantically waved them down early Friday morning.

They first assumed the taxi driver was having a dispute with a passenger and that they'd have to intervene.

But it turned out to be a different kind of emergency altogether.

"It's pretty surprising when you approach the vehicle, and you expect to resolve an [argument] and then see a baby coming out," said Const. Raphael Bergeron of Montreal police.

They delivered the baby just after 1 a.m. on Décarie Boulevard near Côte St-Luc Road. By the time all was said and done, paramedics arrived to transport the baby and mother to hospital.

Bergeron said both infant and mother are in good condition.

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