- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This was not your typical traffic stop.

Two Los Angeles police officers pulled over a speeding car early Sunday to find a woman about to give birth and a frantic man behind the wheels.

Police said officers Maraea Toomalatai and Brian Armendariz escorted the couple to a downtown hospital.

When they arrived at the hospital, one officer alerted the medical staff. But before doctors could get to the mother-to-be, she gave birth to a healthy boy with the assistance of the other officer.

“Messiah Tindley was born on Mother’s Day, inside the vehicle escorted by LAPD officers,” the police department said in a statement.

Police later issued a photo of the newborn inside the hospital with his beaming parents - Sasha Murphy and Mohammed Tindley - and the equally beaming officers.

The statement praised Toomalatai and Armendariz for their “quick thinking, compassion, reasoning, and loving character.”

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