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Former Thunder Bay city councillor charged with attempted murder

Hebert served three terms on city council, having first been elected in 2006
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THUNDER BAY — Thunder Bay Police have arrested former veteran city councillor Larry Hebert on a charge of attempted murder.

The charge follows an incident at a South Vickers Street residence shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday.

The 72-year-old former councillor was remanded into custody during a court appearance Friday morning.

He will return to court on Dec. 16.

Police said when they responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 400 block of Vickers St. South, they were told a male had attacked another person in the home.

They said the victim was also allegedly threatened during the attack.

The individual fled to a neighbouring home and called 911. 

Hebert served three terms on city council, having first been elected in 2006.

He ran unsuccessfully in the 2018 election, initially declaring he was going to run for mayor  

Before entering politics Hebert served more than 20 years as general manager of Thunder Bay Hydro.