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3 detained after flight diverted to Charleston Int'l Airport

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A flight was diverted to Charleston International Airport Tuesday night, after the pilot says three passengers were "acting suspicious" on the flight. 

According to a spokesperson for the airport, Southwest flight 3184 from Orlando to Providence landed in Charleston around 10:10pm.  There were 134 passengers, and 5 crew members on the aircraft at the time.

The 3 passengers were removed from the plane by FBI agents out of an "abundance of caution."  The flight then continued on to Providence.

Brian Womble, FBI supervisor in Charleston, says there was no violation of federal law and no one was taken into custody.

He would not answer any other questions, but said to call Southwest for any other details.

Southwest issued the following statement: "We did divert to Charleston last night. A Customer was not putting away a piece of luggage. We made the decision to divert. The Customer was cleared and is flying home this afternoon. The Customer in question was traveling with two others. They are all continuing on this afternoon."

No charges were filed and no injuries reported.

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