Computer glitch at Target shuts down registers nation-wide

Computer glitch at Target shuts down registers nation-wide

Computer glitch at Target shuts down registers nation-wide

ATLANTA — A computer glitch at Target stores caused a nationwide system shutdown that kept customers waiting in long lines Saturday afternoon.

"We're aware that guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores," officials said in a statement. "Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide an update as soon as possible."

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Some customers in Atlanta reported long waits but praised Target employees for handling the situation with patience.

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Other Atlanta-area customers reported that Starbucks employees were passing out free drink samples to customers waiting.

By around 4 p.m., some customers were reporting that Atlanta-area stores were back up and running.

The computer issue has since been resolved.