The U.S. Capitol Police shared that officers assisted a mother with delivering her baby inside of an SUV.
The agency tweeted, “WHOA BABY! This afternoon our officers helped a local mother give birth to her beautiful, baby girl.”
The tweet continues, “Cheers could be heard from the U.S. Capitol Police Command Center when it happened around noon.”
According to the agency, the woman “delivered the baby in the front passenger seat of an SUV on Constitution Avenue, next to the Hart Senate Office Building.”
Mom delivered the baby in the front passenger seat of an SUV on Constitution Avenue, next to the Hart Senate Office Building. pic.twitter.com/my0uIwyNze— The U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) September 7, 2022
Additionally the agency reported that both the mom and baby “are healthy and we could not be happier for them. Congratulations from the United States Capitol Police!”
They also thanked D.C. Fire and EMS for their support.
It was reported that U.S. Capitol Police Captain Carneysha Mendoza arrived at the scene first and K9 technician Jacqueline Yaniga arrived to assist.
Mendoza said the mother’s water broke while she was talking to her.