Man shot by Howard County, Md. police after stabbing self with knife

      ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP/WJLA) - Howard County police said a man has died after officers - who found him in his bedroom with self-inflicted stab wounds - shot him after he confronted them with a knife.

      Police spokeswoman Mary Phelan said that officers were called to a home in the 7600 block of Coachlight Lane in Ellicott City Wednesday afternoon for a report of a possible suicide in progress.

      Phelan said two officers found 45-year-old Darren Friedman in a bedroom suffering from several serious, self-inflicted stab wounds.

      Phelan said when officers went into the room to help Friedman, he confronted them with a knife and both officers fired their weapons.

      Friedman was flown to a hospital where Phelan said he died; an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

      7600 Block Coachlight Lane EC, man stabbed self, confronts officers w/ knife, is shot by police. Taken to shock trauma.

      — Howard County Police (@HCPDNews) August 20, 2014