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Southwest flight forced to land in Kansas City because of ‘suspicious passengers’

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KANSAS CITY – A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an unscheduled landing because several passengers were acting ‘suspicious.’

Flight 5929 from Indianapolis to Los Angeles landed in Kansas City around 7:50 a.m. on Sunday.

“The flight crew diverted the flight to Kansas City out of an abundance of caution based upon suspicious behavior displayed by several passengers,” Joe McBride, an airport spokesman, told USA Today.

All passengers left the plane and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the plane, but no explosives were found.

Three passengers were questioned, but were rebooked on a later flight.

“The flight crew made a 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 inflight,” Southwest said in a statement. “Our crews are responsible for each customer, on every flight and continue to keep safety as their primary focus.”