- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Waters along two miles of Newport Beach have been reopened after hours of closure due to a sighting of a hammerhead shark.

Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella says people on the Newport Pier spotted the 8-foot-long shark at 11 a.m. Monday and reported it to authorities.

Manzella says the shark did not display aggressive behavior but waters were put off limits for a mile in each direction - from 10th Street to 40th Street.

The water closure was called off after about five hours.

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