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Published: Monday, 11/18/2013

George Zimmerman arrested in Florida after disturbance call

REUTERS

MIAMI -- George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted of murder in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, was arrested today after police responded to a disturbance call, police said.

It was not immediately clear what Zimmerman was accused of, but a statement by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said he was being transported to a county jail in Sanford, Florida.

Seminole County Sheriff spokeswoman Kim Cannaday could not be immediately reached for comment.

In September, Zimmerman was questioned by police after his estranged wife called 911 saying he threatened her with a gun. He was not charged in the incident, which occurred a week after she had filed for divorce.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, was acquitted on July 13 of murdering Martin as the 17-year-old walked back to the townhouse where he was staying after buying snacks at a nearby convenience store.

Zimmerman said he shot Martin in February 2012 in self defense.



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