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Southwest Flight Headed To LAX Diverted To Kansas City After Passengers Were Deemed 'Suspicious'

LOS ANGELES (  A Southwest Airlines jet heading to LAX from Indianapolis was diverted to Kansas City on Sunday morning due to "suspicious behavior" displayed by some passengers, the FBI said.

Flight 5929 was diverted at about 7:50 a.m., "out of an abundance of caution based upon suspicious behavior displayed by several passengers," the FBI said.

"The flight crew made the decision to divert to Kansas City in response to several passengers, who did not follow crew instruction upon takeoff, and continued to exhibit suspicious behavior in-flight," the airline told City News Service in an email.

The plane landed safely and three passengers were taken for questioning by law enforcement.

After the remaining passengers were deplaned, K-9 teams swept the aircraft for threats.

The aircraft was deemed safe, re-boarded and released to continue on its originally scheduled flight plan. It departed for LAX at about 9:20 a.m.

The three passengers who were reportedly "suspicious" and "unruly" were interviewed and later booked on another flight.

No charges were filed.

CBS2's Jeff Nguyen reported from LAX where he said some of the passengers on the diverted flight were nervous.

"I was kind of scared. I didn't know what was going on," said Nadia Banks.

"Everyone was very patient. Everyone was saying, you know, 'Wow we're really glad they're taking precautions,'" said Luan Peszek.

"Obviously there's a lot of fear right now and sometimes fear drives us to do some crazy things and treat people the way we probably shouldn't treat them," said Brent Camalich, a Whittier resident.

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