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Baby born in Washington's L'Enfant Plaza Metro station

Coincidence? A baby was born in the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station in Washington, D.C. Mother went into labor on the train, was taken off by an EMT, and delivered the baby on the platform. 

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A baby was born on a Washington Metro platform. The Washington Metro is nearly deserted during a normally packed morning rush hour in anticipation of severe snow and bad weather in Washington, March 6, 2013.

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A woman who gave birth to a baby boy on a Metro platform in downtown Washington is getting $100 in subway or bus fare.

Shavonnte Taylor received a handwritten note of congratulations Thursday from Metro general manager Richard Sarles. Included in the note was a $100 fare card.

Taylor gave birth Thursday morning on the platform of the busy L'Enfant Plaza station. Metro officials say she went into labor aboard a train and an off-duty emergency medical technician helped her off the train and delivered the baby.

Taylor and her son, Amir, were taken to a hospital in apparent good health.

Sarles wrote to Taylor that he is sure the delivery didn't go as she imagined.

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