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Target checkout glitch leads to long lines

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Target says some of its stores were unable to process electronic payments for a time on Sunday. (Source: KABC/CNN) Target says some of its stores were unable to process electronic payments for a time on Sunday. (Source: KABC/CNN)

LOS ANGELES (KABC/CNN) - Target customers at many stores across the U.S. found themselves stuck in long lines on Sunday.

This as the company dealt with a computer glitch that disabled check-out registers.

Shoppers reported employees scrambling to find a solution, or refusing to accept any payments except cash.

"Ended up telling us that there was a problem with the system; so she was rebooting the register she was on. While she was rebooting that one, she actually went to the register right behind me. She was literally bouncing between registers, trying to get the people out."

"Target member said that, only cash, no charge."

"Was super crowded and I didn't realize that it was, like, a problem with the computers, and then I heard a few people talk about it, and then they started filing everyone into one long line."

"I'm hoping it's not some sort of cyber-attack again; hope it's just something simple."

"I'm not going to stop shopping at my Target. This is, you know, a one-time incident. I've never had this happen."

Target issued the following statement late Sunday:

"Earlier this evening, target experienced a glitch that impacted the speed of checkout at some of our U.S. stores. Since that time, we've been able to restore our check-out process. Once again, we sincerely apologize to anyone inconvenienced by this issue."

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