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George Zimmerman taken into custody in Florida

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Updated 4:30 p.m. (CBS) - George Zimmerman has been taken into custody following an incident involving a gun, CBS News has confirmed.

 In a telephone interview the Lake Mary, Florida police chief said George Zimmerman was in "investigative detention" after his estranged wife, Shellie, called authorities to say he was threatening her and her parents with a gun. 

Lake Mary police say they were called to the Sprucewood Road home of Shellie Zimmerman's parents Monday afternoon. As of 3:45 p.m., George Zimmerman was no longer in custody, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.

"He's in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying 'step closer' and he's just threatening all of us," Shellie Zimmerman said in a 911 call, reports the station, adding that George Zimmerman was "trying to shut the garage door" on her.

"He punched my dad in the nose my dad has a mark on the nose. I saw his glasses were on the floor," Shellie Zimmerman said in the call. "He then accosted my father then took my iPad out of my hands. He then smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife, and there is a Lake Mary city worker across the street that I believe saw all of it."

Shellie Zimmerman reportedly tells her father on the call to get behind a car. "I don't know if he's going to start shooting at us or something," she says in the call.

She said her father "feels like he's going to have a heart attack."

"I don't know what he's capable of," Shellie Zimmerman reportedly said. "I'm really scared."

Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson tells the station police are "trying to determine what exactly happened."

 No arrests have been made.

Police are investigating a "possible domestic battery," the Orlando Sentinel reports. No significant injuries were reported, police said, according to the report.

The incident comes days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce and discussed her relationship with George Zimmerman in a TV interview.

George Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the Feb. 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on July 13. The case made international news after it took police several weeks to arrest Zimmerman in the case.

Shellie Zimmerman has also had trouble with the law. On Aug. 28, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor perjury and was sentenced to one year of probation. She had been accused of lying about the couple's financial situation when she testified at George Zimmerman's bond hearing in June 2012.

 

 

On the same day she pleaded guilty, Shellie Zimmerman told ABC's Good Morning, America that she would "think about" staying married to her husband.

Zimmerman has been pulled over for speeding twice since his acquittal.


 

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