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(NEW YORK) — “Suspicious behavior” by several Southwest Airlines passengers prompted officials to divert a flight Sunday morning, according to the FBI.

A Southwest flight was en route from Indianapolis to Los Angeles when it was diverted to Kansas City “out of an abundance of caution,” said Bridget Patton of the FBI Kansas City field office, “based upon suspicious behavior displayed by several passengers.”

The extent of the behavior was not immediately clear.

The people “in question” were deplaned, and three people were taken to be questioned, Patton said. The FAA confirmed the flight was diverted to Kansas City and three passengers were taken to be interviewed.

The remaining passengers were also deplaned and K-9 teams searched the plane, Patton said. The plane was then re-boarded and the flight continued, she said.

Southwest Airlines did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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