RALEIGH, N.C. — A man armed with a knife, who was shot by Raleigh police along Interstate 440 on Tuesday afternoon, has died, officials said Wednesday.

Officers were called about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to a section of I-440 westbound between New Bern Avenue and Brentwood Road and were told someone with a knife was walking away with a small child, according to Chief Estella Patterson with the Raleigh Police Department. 

The child was brought away safely, and police used tasers to try to get the suspect to drop the knife. He wouldn't drop his weapon and swung it at police when they tried to arrest him, and that's when one officer shot him, according to The Associated Press. 

Officers tried to help the wounded man, and he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan stated in a news release Wednesday. 

The DOT originally listed the incident as a crash at 1:41 p.m., and video from the scene's aftermath shows dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles clustered on the interstate. A car was also seen on its side off the highway.

The officers involved have been placed on leave, which is standard protocol. 

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting, and the Raleigh police Internal Affairs Unit is conducting an investigation, Hourigan stated.

The officer who fired his gun and other officers at the scene were wearing body cameras that were activated during the incident, Hourigan stated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.