NJ cop delivers baby inside McDonald's

Officer James Kniepp was flagged down as he drove past the fast food restaurant


By PoliceOne Staff

NEWARK, N.J. — A Newark police officer delivered a baby at a McDonald’s in New Jersey Wednesday.

James Kniepp, who has been with his department 24 years, was flagged down as he drove past the restaurant.

Google Maps Streetview shows the McDonald's where a police officer delivered a baby on Wednesday (Google Maps Image).
Google Maps Streetview shows the McDonald's where a police officer delivered a baby on Wednesday (Google Maps Image).

The person who got the officer’s attention told him a woman was in labor in the restaurant’s bathroom, so he proceeded help her deliver the baby, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.

The mother and her new infant — a boy, born two months premature — were taken to a local hospital, police said. Authorities say both are in good condition.

"I am not an EMT, I just pulled from what I remember learning from my academy days," Kneipp said.

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