Maiden officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

- The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday night.

Maiden Police received a call in reference to a man inside a residence cutting himself with a knife.

Two officers responded to the 600 block of Old Park Road in Maiden. The officers found 35-year-old Alijah Jackson barricaded in a small downstairs bathroom at the home.

Officers say they saw Jackson covered in blood holding a knife. The officers ordered Jackson to put down his knife. He ignored their commands and lunged at the officers making slashing and stabbing motions with the knife, according to the officers.

According to the officers they fired shots hitting Jackson who fell to the floor.

Catawba County EMS responded to the scene and pronounced Jackson deceased.

The North Carolina State Bureau is conducting the investigation and the two officer involved are on paid administrative leave.

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