Registers working again as Target fixes glitch that caused outage
(FOX 9) - A tech issue that left Target shoppers stuck in line Saturday afternoon has been fixed, corporate officials announced.
In a statement, the company says an internal computer glitch caused Saturday's checkout outage that lasted about two hours. Videos sent to FOX 9 showed shoppers caught in line due to the problems. Some stores offered snacks for customers left waiting, with many shoppers eventually forced to give up and leave behind their groceries.
Right now, a Target spokesperson says there is no evidence of a security breach or failure. They say no customer information was compromised during the outage.
The company says customers are now able to shop as normal.
"We appreciate all of our store team members who worked quickly to assist guests and thank everyone involved for their patience," Target officials wrote in a statement.
Customers across the Twin Cities metro, and nationwide, were impacted by the outage Saturday afternoon.
"I had to wait a long time in line," said McKenzie Tompt.
McKenzie Tompt got to load up her shopping bags after waiting inside a Chaska store. The reported worldwide glitch temporarily stopped Target's cashiers from scanning items.
"They have to manually enter the price which takes a long time when there are multiples, they have to do something separately," she explained.
"One of the workers said 'technical difficulties' and it would be an hour wait in line," added Barry Ronglien, shopper.
FOX 9 News photographer Melissa Martz also documented more than an hour she spent trying to get out of a Target in Fridley and how the store gave out snacks to frustrated shoppers.