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Angry customers and disgruntled employees took to Twitter in droves Sunday night, reporting that the discount retail chain's payments systems were down.

Long lines and the inability to pay for their purchases saw an outcry on social media, with customers in at least five different states and in New York City complaining that debit card payments weren't working at the check out lines.

Blake McCoy tweeted: "Developing -- hearing reports that @Target''s payment systems are down nationwide. Huge lines."

A call made to two Target stores in the northern Virginia area showed no problems at those stores but many others were tweeting complaints and photos of the long lines at stores elsewhere.

KSTP in Minneapolis posted a story Sunday night, with many examples of the tweet complaints. And WBAY in Green Bay, Wisc. tweeted a photo and several more examples of the outages in that area.

Target did not immediately respond to an inquiry for comment and its Twitter feed made no mention of any problems with payments systems.

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