A man who was originally wanted for failing to register as a sex offender has been charged with attempted First Degree Murder after reaching for a gun as police detectives tried to arrest him in Fort Collins last week.

That's according to a post on the Fort Collins Police Services Facebook page.. The incident and subsequent arrest happened on March 30, according to the post. The Larimer County Jail website lists Bush as being 68-years-old.

According to the post, the incident started when officers tried to arrest Phillip Bush for failing to register as a sex offender, which is a Class 6 Felony under Colorado law. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of South College Avenue, and officers told Bush he was under arrest after he exited the vehicle.

But Bush started to walk away from the scene, and then reached for a handgun in his waistband. Detectives then ''went hands on with Bush" in the words of the post, who fought with them as they tried to restrain him.

Detectives were able to get the gun away from him and arrest him, according to the post.

According to the post:

Bush was transported to the Larimer County Jail where he was booked on the following charges:
Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree a Class 2 Felony
Criminal Attempt to Commit Class One Felony a Class 2 Felony
Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender a Class 4 Felony
Resisting Arrest a Class 2 Misdemeanor
For these charges, Bush was issued a bond of $500,000 Cash/Surety
The post says Bush also faces charges on the original warrant for failing to register as a sex offender.

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