Southwest Airlines Flight 5929 diverted over ‘suspicious behavior’, 3 questioned

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Southwest Airlines Flight 5929, which was flying from Indianapolis to Los Angeles, was diverted to Kansas City after several passengers displayed “suspicious behavior,” federal officials say. Three people were questioned and later let go.

Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI field office in Kansas City, said the flight crew of Kansas City decided to divert to Kansas City International Airport “out of an abundance of caution based upon suspicious behavior displayed by several passengers.” The aircraft landed safely at 7:50 a.m. CT.

“The individuals in question were deplaned and three individuals were questioned by law enforcement,” Patton said. “As a further safety measure, the remaining passengers were deplaned and K-9 teams ‘swept’ the aircraft. The aircraft was re-boarded and released to continue on its originally scheduled flight plan and departed at approximately 9:20 a.m.”

Details about the nature of the “suspicious behavior” were not immediately released, but the three individuals were later let go and rebooked to continue their journey on a later flight.

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