NEW: Man barricades himself inside Merrifield home

Fairfax County police car with lights flashing (file photo)

Updated at 3:24 pm: The man was take into custody without incident.

Earlier: Local police are investigating as a man barricaded himself in a home on Piney Grove Drive in Merrifield this afternoon.

The man reportedly exposed himself in front of children and retreated into his home, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

FCPD’s crisis negotiators and co-responders are on the scene. Residents are encouraged to avoid the area as the investigation continues.