Newark police, firefighters help deliver baby inside apartment on Thanksgiving Day

Newark police and firefighters were on hand to help deliver a baby early Thanksgiving morning when the mother went into labor inside her apartment.



A spokesperson for the Newark Police Department says that authorities were called to an apartment on the 300 block of Hunter Street around 7:30 a.m. The first responders were able to help deliver a healthy baby girl.



"On this Thanksgiving Day, all Newark gives thanks for our police and [firefighters] for all that they do for us throughout the year and especially today for helping bring this Thanksgiving baby into the world," Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement.



The mother and baby were taken to the hospital and are said to be doing well.


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