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Baby born on DC subway platform goes home

Sunday - 8/4/2013, 10:59am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman who gave birth to a baby boy on a Metro platform in downtown Washington has been released from the hospital with her son.

Shavonnte Taylor and her son Amir were released from The George Washington University Hospital on Saturday.

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

Metro general manager Richard Sarles sent a handwritten note of congratulations along with a $100 SmarTrip card.

Taylor's son weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. He was two weeks early and spent two days in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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