PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Officials say an off-duty New Jersey State Trooper helped saved the life of a choking two-week-old infant.

Trooper Robert Meyer was asleep at his Piscataway home Saturday after working an overnight shift when the grandmother of the baby girl rushed over, seeking help for the baby who had turned blue and was struggling to breathe. State police say Meyer did not stop to put on shoes before rushing over to his neighbor’s house.

He used a bulb syringe to clear mucus and vomit blocking the infant girl’s nose and mouth. The newborn was later treated and released from the hospital the same day, and she is expected to fully recover.

New Jersey State Police tweeted a picture of Meyer holding the infant girl Monday to congratulate him.

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