Police: Officer fatally shot man who pointed gun at him

Authorities in Maryland say a police officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him.

Baltimore County police tweeted early Friday that the incident happened Thursday night in the Overlea area.

Spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Peach said by telephone that an officer shot the man after he pointed a long gun at the officer. Police say the man died at the scene.

Police did not release further details about the encounter or the races of the officer and man involved.