Police in Maryland say a man was shot to death after he grabbed knives from a kitchen drawer and moved toward officers.

Baltimore County police Cpl. John Wachter says officers and paramedics were called to a home in Middle River, east of Baltimore, on Monday after a 911 caller reported that a man tried to kill himself. Wachter says police tried to persuade the man to go to a hospital, but he refused.

After one officer's unsuccessful attempt to control the man using a stun gun, Wachter says the man grabbed knives from a kitchen drawer and moved toward the officers. A second attempt to stun the man didn't work, and Wachter says at least one officer fired his gun, killing the man.

Wachter says the man and officers involved are white.