Man sentenced to prison for setting off homemade bomb at NJ fitness center

U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced a Gloucester City man who set off a homemade bomb at a fitness center back in 2020 has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Dwayne Vandergrift, 40, previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of malicious use of explosive materials.
According to documents and statements, during the early morning hours of Aug. 28, 2020, Vandergrift deployed a homemade explosive device at the Gloucester City fitness center.
The bomb damaged the gym’s door and entryway. The gym had not yet opened for the day, and no one was inside. Law enforcement officers later searched Vandergrift’s home and located additional materials for building explosive devices and firearms.