Target stores experiencing nationwide outage

Target cash registers appear to be down nationally

Jack Branby

Shoppers took to social media to share pictures of long lines in stores across the U.S.

In a tweet, Target said that it's "aware that guests are now unable to make purchases at Target stores". Several shoppers in the store said they didn't know Target was having problems with the registers. FOX 8 will provide more updates as they become available.

A computer outage left thousands of frustrated Target shoppers unable to purchase their goods at the checkout registers, on Saturday.

And CNN reported at 3 p.m. that the registers had been down for at least 45 minutes.

Local resident Blair Driscoll said workers at the location on South Dale Mabry handed out snacks and coupons to people stuck in checkout lines, but gave customers no time frame for when the registers would be back up and running.

A store clerk in Chicago told 7 Action News, cashiers are now working to service customers manually.

Hunter Sowards, a reporter for the Texas news channel KTRE, tweeted that Target employees were handing out chips, and the Starbucks employees were passing around refreshments.

A defect in a network device in June 2014 also caused problems with Target's payment processing systems, according to media reports.

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