William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews
GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Authorities are investigating an explosion in Gloucester City that happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 26 around 4 AM. The blast at the GCity Crossfit Gym, 512-514 S. Broadway knocked out the front door of the property. The large glass windows on either side of the door were not damaged by the blast. A tree in front of the building was cut down. It is not known if the explosion was responsible.
The Courier Post reported that the FBI and ATF have joined local law enforcement to determine who's behind the incident.
The gym, also known as Bellum Strength and Conditioning, opened up about a year or so ago. Up until that time, the building remained empty. Prior to moving into the Broadway location, the gym was located in a warehouse on Brick Street near the Public Works Department. Once they moved in members of the gym were often seen on clear days working out behind the building lifting weights.
According to nearby residents, they continued that practice even during the pandemic. The residents said members are often seen jogging throughout the nearby neighborhood in their gym attire huffing and puffing. Or sitting out front on a bench drinking coffee and talking.
The local police have been contacted for a statement. If we receive a response we will update the article.