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Why the Target store in Brick, NJ was closed on Friday

It was a glitch that closed an Ocean County Target store on Friday.

The Brick Police issued an alert Friday night saying the store was closed “for the foreseeable future” due to a “state of service.” The store, however, reopened the following day.

Target spokesman Brian Harper-Tibaldo told New Jersey 101.5 that a broken sprinkler head caused the store’s fire alarm to go off around 6 p.m. The store remained closed for the rest of the evening.

A check of the store revealed the broken sprinkler head above the “style” section of the store where the clothes are sold, according to Harper-Tibaldo. The water was mopped up on the floor and the store reopened on Saturday.

Contact journalist Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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