UPDATE: Police respond at Springfield Mall for man ‘experiencing a crisis’

Fairfax County police car with lights flashing (file photo)

Updated at 9:25 p.m.: The man was safely apprehended by police.

Earlier: Local police are responding to an incident this evening at Springfield Mall where a man is reportedly “experiencing a crisis,” according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The man is standing on the top deck of a parking garage, according to police.

“Our co-responder unit and officers are attempting to negotiate with the man,” FCPD wrote in a statement.

As of 5:45 p.m., police are urging people to avoid the area.