Shoppers Trampled at Local Target

November 26, 2010 Updated Nov 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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November 26, 2010 Updated Nov 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When the doors opened at a North Buffalo Target store at 4:00 a.m. Friday morning, the relaxed crowed waiting outside turned into a chaotic mob.

Customers began charging through the doors, some falling down and causing a pile-up that took officials a few minutes to clear up.

Store officials yelled at angry shoppers to back-up as screams came from the crowd as they jammed in the entry way.

"I was pushed and almost trampled someone else but nothing really bad happened," shopper Rick Mathewson said.

One shopper got up from the pile appearing to be pain, but then joined the rush and headed into the store.