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Infant hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest on flight to Logan

An infant was rushed to the hospital from Logan International Airport after going into cardiac arrest on a JetBlue flight, Massport officials said.

The 18-month-old was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital shortly after the flight from Pittsburgh arrived at Logan at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Massport spokesman Matthew Brelis said.

The infant was in full cardiac arrest when it was transported by Boston EMS, according to State Police Spokesman Matthew Guarino.

“We [State Police] assisted in closing several intersections and escorting the family from Logan to Mass. General,” Guarino said.

The intersections that were temporarily closed to make way for the ambulance have since been reopened, according to Guarino.

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JetBlue spokeswoman Victoria Lucia said Flight 1786 from Pittsburgh to Boston declared a medical emergency due to the infant’s condition.

“The flight was given priority handling, landed safely, and was met by local authorities and EMS personnel,” Lucia said in a statement.


Rachel Riley can be reached at rachel.riley@globe.com.