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    Port Authority Police help deliver baby just outside of Lincoln Tunnel entrance during Monday morning commute

    There was no pumping the brakes on this traffic-stopping birth

    ByEyewitness News

    Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:32AM

    ABC7 New York 24/7 Eyewitness News Stream

    WEEHAWKEN, New Jersey (WABC) — If you were stuck in traffic on your morning commute Monday, you may have witnessed a very special delivery.

    Maria Marin gave birth to a healthy baby boy just outside of the Lincoln Tunnel toll plaza.

    Around 8:50 a.m. Monday, Port Authority Police received a report of a woman in labor.

    Officer Timonthy Jozefczyk was the first to arrive at the scene.

    The driver told Jozefczyk that his partner, Maria Marin, was in labor and she was bleeding.

    Jozefczyk quickly realized the baby was crowning, and he told Marin to push.

    Within three minutes, a healthy baby boy was born.

    Kylian Aaron Guallpa Castano weighs 6 pounds 9 ounces.

    Not only was it Jozefczyk’s first time helping deliver a baby, but it was also his first time holding a newborn.

    “I was so relieved when the baby cried and so happy that everyone is healthy,” Officer Jozefczyk said.

    He hopes to be a dad one day.

    Shortly after, Officer Even Butt arrived and assisted in the delivery of the afterbirth and the clamping of the umbilical cord.

    Monday marked the fifth time Butt assisted in the delivery of a baby.

    Mom and baby were transported to a local hospital.

    “They’re our heroes,” said the baby’s father Nestor Guallpa. “It was like something out of a movie, and I will never forget this experience.”

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