- Target stores nationwide appear to be experiencing problems at their cash registers, causing long lines at checkouts across the country.
Later, just after 3 p.m., Target's Twitter account posted a message about the registers being down, but did not provide a reason. "Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience".
Customers took to Twitter to complain about the outage under the hashtag #targetdown with many users commending Target employees for handling the situation well.
Target, which has more than 1,800 stores across the USA, said it would "provide an update as soon as possible".
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Some stores were reported to be handing out free snacks and beverages. Other commenters said the stores should close until the issue is resolved.
The cash registers have been down for more than 30 minutes, according to employees at Target stores on Grand River and in Farmington Hills.
"This is how you bring America to a standstill", one person wrote.