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Southwest Airlines flight from Indianapolis diverted due to passengers’ ‘suspicious behavior’

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KANSAS CITY (November 22, 2015) – A Southwest Airlines flight originally scheduled to fly from Indianapolis to Los Angeles at 7:20 a.m. Sunday morning was diverted to Kansas City International Airport after several passengers on board displayed “suspicious behavior.”

The FBI told WDAF the flight crew diverted the plane out of an abundance of caution due to “suspicious behavior.”

Three passengers were removed from the plane, and they were detained and questioned by the FBI. The remaining passengers exited the aircraft, and K-9 crews “swept” the plane as an extra precaution.

The aircraft continued on its originally scheduled flight plan and departed Kansas City at 9:20 a.m.

After questioning, the three “unruly” passengers were rebooked on a later flight.

Their nationality has not been released.