Despite reports 80 of the 170 hostages have been freed, the owners of the hotel said it believes 138 people are still in the building. In its latest statement the Rezidor hotel group said:

 

We are closely following the hostage-taking incident that is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel … According to our latest information 125 guests and 13 employees are still in the building.

 

Our highest concern is the safety of all our guests and employees in the hotel. We are in constant contact with the authorities there and will share further information with you when we have it.