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Mom thanks first-responders who helped deliver baby

Roger and Karen Hollander, of Great Neck, hold

Roger and Karen Hollander, of Great Neck, hold their daughter Alexandra who was delivered by Nassau County Police and Ambulance Medical Technicians while en route to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. (Dec 25, 2013) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Karen Hollander gave birth to a healthy baby girl Tuesday afternoon with help from Nassau police and ambulance technicians -- two weeks before the due date for her fifth child.

Cradling her newborn Wednesday morning at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Hollander thanked first-responders who came to her aid and introduced baby Alexandra.

Third Precinct officers were called to a Bank of America parking lot on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck about 5 p.m. Tuesday, where they found the 40-year-old Great Neck woman in labor, a police news release said. Police and Nassau County ambulance technicians moved Hollander into an ambulance to take her to the hospital, escorted by a patrol car.

On the way there, police said, ambulance technicians delivered the baby girl minutes before arriving at the hospital.

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