UPDATE: 7:23 pm AST – @kiskeacity tweets  that ‘Baby Doc’ #Duvalier  charged with corruption in Haiti http://ht.ly/3G5s4 #BabyDoc 
UPDATE: 4:15 pm – Duvalier is en route back to his hotel; will apparently address the media later. 
UPDATE: 2:05 pm – The motorcade has reportedly arrived at the “Parquet” .
From just before eleven o'clock this morning, Twitter has been rife with speculation that Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, the banished former dictator who has been living in exile in France and who made a surprise return to his homeland on Sunday evening , may be in the process of being placed under arrest.
@emilytroutman  started the ball rolling when she tweeted:
BREAKING: Radio Caraibes reporting #Babydoc will be arrested today. Security at hotel locked down. #Haiti 
Soon after that, @kiskeacity , a diaspora netizen, began re-tweeting updates from @jacquiecharles , a correspondent for the Miami Herald, whom @RAMHaiti has accused of not always checking her facts . Still, @jacquiecharles has been updating her tweets regularly:
Five HNP officers just showed up at Karibe. Headed to Duvalier's room. #haiti #elections 
Are they here to make an arrest? That is the word. #haiti #elections 
Two heavily armed HNP just mounted the staircase after the final officer came down. #haiti #elections 
Six heavily armed Haitian SWAT just jumped in back of a pick-up. We feel this is a diversion, but where to? #haiti #elections 
The chief prosecutor just arrived and the justice of peace. #haiti #elections 
Neither Judge Gabriel Ambroise nor Chief Prosecutor Aristides would say if they have an arrest warrant. Many more police. #haiti #elections 
HNP won't say if there is an actual arrest warrant, only they were asked to send police to secure hotel. #haiti #elections 
Soon afterward, it appeared that Duvalier put out a call for legal representation :
@jacquiecharles : #Haiti attorney Reynold Georges just arrived. Says Gervais Charles en route. Charles hasn't represented JCD for years. #haiti #elections 
Thus far, no-one can confirm  whether Duvalier has indeed been arrested . It now appears, as of 1:10 pm, that he is coming out  of the hotel that has been surrounded by police for the past couple of hours, perhaps for the reason that @carelpedre  tweeted:
Jean Claude Duvalier and His Lawyers will go to the Court of Port-au-Prince to continue with the hearing. #babydoc 
@carelpedre seems convinced that:
Jean Claude Duvalier's arrest becomes increasingly likely after his 1st meeting with the Haitian justice 
Even as Duvalier supporters appear to be “mobilizing protests against his arrest” , the actual details of his apparent detainment remain sketchy.
@carelpredre just confirmed that:
Jean Claude Duvalier, his staff & his lawyers r leaving the Karibe Hotel now. He's going to the “Parquet” for further questioning. 
Global Voices will continue to follow developments and post updates as they become available.