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George Zimmerman released on $9,000 bond

George Zimmerman was arrested on Monday in Florida Credit: Reuters

George Zimmerman has been released from custody on a $9,000 (£5,500) bond by a judge in Florida and is forbidden from possessing weapons.

Zimmerman, who was cleared of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin earlier this year, was arrested after allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend.

He's been charged with with domestic aggravated assault with a weapon, domestic battery and criminal mischief.

George Zimmerman 'charged with assault and battery'

George Zimmerman's booking photo released today by Seminole County Sheriff's Department in Sandford, Florida Credit: Reuters

George Zimmerman has been charged with "assault and battery" following a disturbance at his girlfriend's home - Associated Press (AP) reports.

AP says his girlfriend reported him for pointing a shotgun at her.

Zimmerman, who was cleared of shooting black teenager Trayvon Martin, was arrested at his home in Florida today.

George Zimmerman arrested by police over disturbance

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

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the fatal shooting. Credit: Reuters

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.


Police: George Zimmerman is 'free to go' after dispute

George Zimmerman is "free to go" after being detained over a domestic dispute involving his wife Shellie, NBC News reports, citing a Lake Mary Police spokesman.

Zach Hudson also said both parties have accused the other of being the aggressor and Mr Zimmerman's gun has been confiscated.

He also confirmed that everyone was checked over physically, and no one had any visible marks or required any treatment.

Mrs Zimmerman has since left the house where the incident took place with her lawyers.

Celebrity website 'publishes Zimmerman 911 call'

US entertainment website TMZ, has published audio of the 911 call purportedly made by George Zimmerman's wife to police during a domestic dispute.

In the call, a women is heard saying: "He's just threatening all of us with his firearm ... he's gonna shoot us!"

A police spokesman has confirmed that Mrs Zimmerman called the emergency services and said that her husband threatened her father and herself with a gun.

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