August 9, 2018 11:34 pm
Updated: August 10, 2018 10:46 am

Man accused of tossing baby near Brooklyn Bridge and fleeing to Thailand returned to U.S.: police

WATCH: The father of a baby found dead in the East River after he allegedly tossed the boy near the Brooklyn Bridge was seen on his way to face a judge on Friday in New York.


The man who police say fled to Thailand after carrying his dead seven-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 on 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.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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