Incident Summary:

08/26/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting GCity Crossfit Gym in Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States. The gym was known as a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ individuals. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities later charged Dwayne A. Vandergrift in connection with the attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New Jersey

Gloucester City

Location Details:
The incident occurred along South Broadway street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity GCity Crossfit Gym
Specific Description Gym
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-LGBT extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"LGBT-owned gym and ‘safe haven for queer youth’ bombed in suspected hate crime," One News Page, September 13, 2020.