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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

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