Howard County police said a man with a knife who was shot and killed by police had recently been talking about suicide.
Police were called to the 5000 block of Montgomery Road in Ellicott City, Maryland, early Saturday morning after a 911 call reporting a man with a knife was planning to kill people. Detectives believe the calls were made by the suspect himself.
When officers arrived, they were confronted by a 61-year-old man with a knife in the front yard. One officer used a Taser weapon, but the man was able to run back inside the house.
Police said the man re-emerged a few moments later with the knife and approached officers. Two officers repeatedly ordered the man to drop the weapon, but he kept moving toward them.
The officers fired their weapons, killing the suspect.
Family members told detectives that he has been recently talking about suicide. One person was inside the home at the time and was uninjured.