Cops force way into apartment to help mom who just had baby

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(AP) - Authorities forced their way into a northern New Jersey apartment to help a woman who had just given birth alone.

Lyndhurst police say the woman couldn't unlock the door when officers arrived Tuesday, so they quickly entered the unit and found her kneeling against her bed and the newborn baby boy on his back on the floor.

As officers tended to the woman and the child, others were able to contact her husband. The man told them his vehicle had run out of gas on a nearby highway and he was running to his home, but a good Samaritan eventually picked him up and drove him to the apartment.

The woman and the child were taken to a hospital, where both were listed in good condition.

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