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Byron Sieber, a thirty-one year veteran of the Grand Forks Police Department, became director of the Red River Regional Dispatch Center in Fargo last January. (John Stennes/Grand Forks Herald)

Former Grand Forks police lieutenant OK after accidental shooting

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GRAND FORKS -- A former Grand Forks police lieutenant accidentally shot himself in the thigh while preparing to clean his handgun Sunday evening, Lt. Grant Schiller said Monday.

Byron Sieber, 56, was treated and released from Altru Hospital for a wound that was not life threatening. Schiller said the bullet "grazed" the top of Sieber's left thigh near his knee.

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