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A Grand Forks man was taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the foot Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded about 4 p.m. Tuesday to 1232 Oak St., and found Gregory Plautz, 22, inside the residence. Plautz told officers he was removing a loaded handgun from a holster and dropped it. The gun discharged, and a small caliber bullet struck Plautz in the foot, police said.

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Plautz was transported to Altru Hospital by ambulance; a nursing supervisor did not have a condition report Tuesday evening.

The Grand Forks Fire Department also responded to the incident.

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