Latest PureOS update on Librem14 hangs at 99%

I used the Update tab in the PureOS Software program to trigger the latest software updates.

Now, my L14 sitting there showing “Installing Updates - 99%” in white font on a mostly black screen.

After hitting the right arrow key, the last line states

[ . ] A start job is running for Update the operating system whilst offline (22min 57s / no limit)

How should I proceed? Is it safe to force a restart?

Edit: It has been well over an hour now. Forcing the restart now.

I forced a shutdown by holding the power button and then started the L14 and it works.

At the Terminal try:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

I have more luck using apt than the Software program.