Explosions, gunfire heard at French standoff site

JOHANNA DECORSE SARAH DiLORENZO Associated Press Published:

TOULOUSE, France (AP) -- A series of loud explosions and gunfire have been heard near the apartment where an Islamic-extremists is holed up in a 32 hour standoff with French police.

There was no way to know if the shooting was coming from the special police to intimidate the suspect or in an exchange volley with him.

The man has boasted of killing seven French citizens.