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Target pulls clown masks from store shelves, online


Target has pulled clown masks off store shelves and online just weeks before Halloween Day.

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A spokesman for the retailer said the decision was made because of the "creepy clown" scare that has been gripped the nation.

"Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online," spokesman Joshua Thomas told WCCO.

>> Related: Afraid of clowns? You're not alone.

A representative for Target told ABC News that the retailer started pulling masks off store shelves last week.

"We also have edited down our assortment online," the representative said. "You'll still find clown masks there, but we made the decision to pull back on the number."

>> Related: Girls say creepy clown chased them home

People in several states have reported threats and pranks committed by people wearing clown masks.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


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