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A woman in Vienna gave birth to a baby girl in her vehicle Tuesday morning as sub-freezing temperatures

swept the area.

Fairfax County police said they responded to a “frantic 911 call” shortly after 6 a.m. after a man and a pregnant woman stopped their Toyota SUV on Nutley Street, near the Vienna Metro station.

“They pulled over on the way to the hospital because the woman had apparently begun giving birth,” said county police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell.

Caldwell said a language barrier created a little bit of confusion. Officer T.M. Henderson — a 21-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department — was the first to arrive at the scene.

“When he got there, the couple was quiet and the female infant was already wrapped in warm blankets,” Caldwell said. “The couple gave Officer Henderson a smile and a thumbs-up.”

Police contacted paramedics, who took the family — including the 6 pound, 8-ounce newborn — to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Caldwell said.

The family did not want their names publicized, Caldwell said.

gmacdonald@fairfaxtimes.com