Then on Saturday afternoon, a Target spokeswoman said registers were "fully back online" and that the outage was caused by an "internal technology issue".
Shoppers took to social media to share pictures of long lines in stores across the U.S. "Every single person working there is unbelievable & I honestly feel for them". "We will provide an update as soon as possible".
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Customers are still able to purchase items but each item must be entered manually.
No word yet from Target as to what caused the system to crash.
"To my fellow target employees, stay strong in this dark time".
Some stores were reported to be handing out free snacks and beverages. They say no customer information was compromised during the outage.