A man is dead after an incident at a bank led to a chase and eventual standoff with state SWAT officers.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said a man was threatening people with a knife at an Ozark bank, but when he left, someone from the bank called 911. That's when a State Trooper heard the call over the radio.

"It was like a case of being in the right place at the right time because when they heard the call, he was following right behind him," Senior Trooper Kendra McKinney told 1819 News.

The trooper attempted to stop the man, later identified as Boyd Douglas Phillips, 47, of Ozark. Phillips refused to stop and led the trooper on a chase to his home in the 100 block of Hub Street.

Phillips ran into the home and barricaded himself inside. After a standoff involving other nearby agencies, ALEA SWAT shot and killed Phillips.

It is unclear if Phillips had a weapon or why shots were fired at him. ALEA said those details would be released once the investigation was complete.

No officers were injured.

Investigators will turn findings over to the Dale County District Attorney's Office.

Phillips, who is a registered sex offender, was convicted in 1998 of second-degree sexual abuse. Documents state he was accused of touching a girl but did not offer more details on the crime.

Phillips's criminal history also includes charges for failing to register as a sex offender, harassment and drug charges. The latest arrest was last June when a victim claimed harassing communications. However, that case was dismissed when the victim dropped charges against Phillips.

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