Police: Dad of baby found floating in river returned to US

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Br

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Br

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, a New York Police Department officer stands guard as authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, a New York Police Department officer stands guard as authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Monte Campbell, of Stillwater, Okla., right, stands under the Brooklyn Bridge in the Manhattan borough after

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Monte Campbell, of Stillwater, Okla., right, stands under the Brooklyn Bridge in the Manhattan borough after

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who police say fled to Thailand after carrying his dead 7-month-old baby around in a backpack and tossing his body into a river near the Brooklyn Bridge has been returned to New York City.

Thirty-seven-year-old James Currie arrived at Kennedy Airport Thursday. Police say Thai authorities stopped Currie from entering the country when he landed in Bangkok.

Currie faces a felony charge of concealment of a human corpse. Additional charges could be filed pending an autopsy.

Police say Currie took the baby to his Bronx apartment Saturday, under a custody arrangement. The baby's mother called 911 after trying to reach Currie the next day.

A tourist from Oklahoma spotted the body Sunday. Her husband pulled the lifeless baby from the East River to shore and tried reviving him.