"Please be advised. There is a major delay as a passenger is giving birth on the Red Line."—
In re Christopher (@inrechristopher) December 27, 2012
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority appreciates your patience tonight on the Red Line, as delays are expected due to a woman giving birth on the train. The Metro did send out this advisory on Twitter:
Red Line: Expect residual delays in both directions due to an earlier medical emergency at Gallery Place.—
@wmata (@wmata) December 27, 2012
Word quickly got out that the medical emergency was a baby being born.
According to my Facebook feed, the Metro delays on the red line are due to a woman giving birth at Gallery Place.—
Alan Zilberman (@alanzilberman) December 27, 2012
"We apologize for any inconvenience" aka a woman is giving birth on the red line. Is this real life—
Katie V. (@andthisisKATIE) December 27, 2012
Only on Metro can there be both a birth and a hit deer during the same rush hour…—
Kristy in DC (@kristyindc) December 27, 2012
No, no one’s live-tweeting the delivery as far as we know, but a Washington Post reporter did let people know just what was going on.
We’re happy to know the baby is going to be born in the hospital and not on the D.C. Metro, as are these folks.
Someone is giving birth on the Red Line? That kid is gonna have the worst commuting complex ever.—
Metal Lungies (@MetalLungies) December 27, 2012