Maryland Transportation Authority Police and the airport's fire and rescue department responded to a call of a woman in labor at about 2:20 p.m., said BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean. He said an officer helped the woman to deliver a healthy baby on the floor of a restroom on the airport's D Concourse.
Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie for further care, Dean said.
The birth created a minor sensation in the concourse, wrote fellow traveler Jonathan Schuler in an e-mail from the airport. It offered passengers a diversion on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year. Dean said he could not recall another instance of a woman giving birth at the airport.
Dean did not have details on the woman's identity.