Police in North Carolina say a man was shot and killed by officers when he charged at them with a knife.

Local media outlets reports 38-year-old Alan Joseph Rushton died Saturday at WakeMed hospital in Raleigh.

A Wake Forest police department spokesman says officers responded to Rushton's home Friday night. When they arrived, Rushton ran to the second floor of his home, displayed a large knife and barricaded himself inside a room.

Spokesman Bill Crabtree said when police officers tried to take him into custody, he charged at them with the knife.

In May, Wake Forest police shot and killed a man after he fled from police and a got out of a car with a handgun in plain view. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into both cases.