Update: Video, New Details on Gym Vandalism

The Philadelphia Police Department has released surveillance video from the night a gymnastics gymnasium in Pearson-McGonigle Hall was vandalized.

A statement accompanying the video says the department is seeking help in identifying one of the men in the video. According to police, on January 9 at approximately 6:45PM, a group young men entered the building at 1800 N. Broad Street. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Hood #688 at Central Detective Division, 215-686-3093.

Photo courtesy: StateofPhilly.com
Photo courtesy: StateofPhilly.com

The gym was found with the mirrors smashed, equipment strewn across the room. Chemicals were also dumped on the floors, according to one report.

“Temple Police are investigating an incident in which five apparent juveniles entered Pearson Hall the night of Saturday, Jan. 9, and damaged property,” Temple University Spokesperson Brandon Lausch told Temple Update.

The facility is used by Temple University Gymnastics Club, which confirmed the incident via email. Lausch said Temple Police think the five suspects could be teenagers who lived nearby.

These photos were published on a post on StateofPhilly.com:

“Police are reviewing surveillance footage and working with local schools to identify those believed to be involved. The investigation is ongoing.”

This is a developing story. Stay with Temple Update on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

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