First responders help deliver baby in Wantagh

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A crowd of first responders was expecting the arrival of a baby in Wantagh Tuesday evening -- just not so soon, Nassau police said.

Officers from the First and Seventh precincts and Wantagh firefighters got a 911 call at 6:15 p.m. about a mother in labor at home, police said.

A fire department medical technician determined the mother's contractions were too close for transport to the hospital, police said, so the first responders waited at the Merikoke Avenue home to shepherd a delivery.

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At 6:44 p.m., a baby boy came into the world, police said. The mother, 33, and her son were taken to a hospital, where they are in good health, police said.

No other details were released.

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