2 NYPD officers save choking Bronx baby’s life

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Two NYPD officers are being hailed as heroes after saving a choking baby.

The officers say the mother of the baby boy came running over to their police car on April 18 near the intersection of East 187th Street and Crotona Avenue, saying that her baby was not breathing and choking on milk.

One of the officers was then able to save the child by hitting the boy's back.

''My mother instincts kicked in and I wanted to make sure the baby was fine and went to the hospital that's when I was relieved," said Elizabeth Velazquez, officer at the 48 Precinct.

The officers also blocked off roadways while rushing the baby to St. Barnabas Hospital.

Doctors were then able to clear the baby's airways.

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