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Chaos at Target as registers go down nationwide

The retailer says it's looking into the issue.

UPDATE 7 P.M.

Target says its registers are all back online and shoppers are able to make their purchases once again.

The retailer says the issue at the tills lasted for around two hours, and was the result of an "internal technology issue."

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Shoppers nationwide are reporting that registers at their local Target have gone down.

The issue seems to be affecting stores all over the country, including in the Twin Cities.

In a post on Twitter, Target says "we are aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed. Thank you for your patience!"

Consumers have taken to social media, with the outages causing lines to build up within stores, and some to abandon their shopping trips altogether.

Others were lucky enough to get their items paid for after several attempts at a register.

The hashtag #targetdown was the number 1 trending topic on Twitter early Saturday afternoon.

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