Just as Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at a Manhattan federal court this hour for a hearing on the sexual assault charges against him, there was word from several media outlets (including The Associated Press and NPR) that sources with knowledge of the decision say prosecutors have agreed he can be released without bail.
As NPR's Carrie Johnson reported for us earlier, the case against the former head of the International Monetary Fund may be collapsing.
In May, a Manhattan hotel maid accused him of sexual assault. Now, "government officials themselves have uncovered inconsistencies and possible misstatements by the woman," Carrie reported.
Strauss-Kahn earlier posted a $1 million bail and had been under house arrest.
France 24 is live-blogging the court appearance. We'll update this post with news as the story develops.