Police Scotland say one person was shot dead by armed police in the incident in Glasgow
Six men were injured including a 42-year-old police officer who is critical but stable in hospital
The ages of the other injured are 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53.
Craig Milroy was working nearby and saw a badly injured man lying on the steps outside the hotel.
“I saw a man with no T-shirt, no shoes lying on the ground with what looked like a stab wound with someone compressing the wound,” he told the BBC News Channel
“We looked further up and we saw a large police presence. Then we saw the man with the stab wound being taken away in an ambulance being put on oxygen.
“After that the police came over, told us to move into our office and lock the doors. That’s when the alarm bells started ringing.”
He said he saw up to seven people being taken away in ambulances.
“The man we saw, it looked maybe like he had tried to run away from the hotel. The man we saw outside our office, it looked like maybe he tried to escape any incident that happened but before that it looked like everything was happening within the hotel.”