A glitch in its customer checkout systems caused delays and long lines at some Target stores across the country Sunday night, the company said.
The Minnesota-based company issued a brief statement after social media lit up with reports Sunday evening of big backups and closed cash registers in the checkout lines at various Target retail stores.
"Target has identified an issue impacting checkout at some of our U.S. stores,'' spokeswoman Molly Snider said in an email. "The glitch is causing delays at some checkouts, but is not in any way related to a security issue.''
"We apologize to anyone impacted, and we are working with guests in stores where the issue has not yet been resolved to accommodate their needs,'' she said.