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Federal Agents Arrest Man Who Bombed Gay Owned Gym in New Jersey

A Camden Count man has been arrested by federal agents and charged with detonating an explosive device outside the gay owned G-City Crossfit Gym in in Gloucester City. New Jersey on August 26th.

Dwayne A. Vandergrift was arrested and found with two more explosive devices, body-armored tactical vests, and an illegal short-barreled rifle.  Vandergrift’s motive at this time is officially unknown but many suspect that he targeted the gym because of the large rainbow flag hanging in it’s front window.

The gym is well known as a gay owned and operated gym and LGBT safe space.

Vandergrift detonated the bomb around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday and damaged the front entrance of the gym on the 500 block of South Broadway, said Gloucester City police.

The FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency and the FBI’s Philadelphia Joint Terrorism Task Force has been leading the investigation

Fortunately no injuries to staff or members were reported.

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