Target stores’ registers are down across the country

Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

The outage is causing extended wait times for customers hoping to check out

Target customers across the country are tweeting that the big box retailer is experiencing a nationwide computer malfunction that has caused numerous stores' registers to stop working on Saturday. "We will provide an update as soon as possible", the company said in a separate tweet.

Several shoppers in the store said they didn't know Target was having problems with the registers.

Customers - ranging from Wisconsin to NY to Florida - are taking to Twitter to report the mass outage and long checkout lines.

The company posted the statement on its Twitter and Facebook accounts just after 2 p.m. Saturday.

It's not clear how many outlets were affected, though various reports said stores across the United States were caught up in the chaos.

Back in June 2014, Target had a similar outage after computer issues affected their checkout system. Many on social media claim that Target employees say that the malfunction is chain-wide.

Target employees are working to service customers manually.

A Target employee was warning customers of the checkout trouble as they entered a San Francisco store early Saturday afternoon.

Louis Barnes, 18, had stopped in for sunglasses and a Father's Day card in Brentwood, Mo., when he noticed that the lines were abnormally long. Others, left the store empty-handed.

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