Zimmerman arrested over disturbance

Man cleared of killing Trayvon Martin earlier this year is taken into custody by police over incident at Florida house.

    Zimmerman arrested over disturbance
    George Zimmerman, seen here at his trial over the death of Trayvon Martin [Getty]

    Officials say George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted earlier this year of shooting dead an unarmed black teenager, has been arrested following a disturbance call from a house in Florida.

    A sheriff's office statement says Zimmerman was arrested on Monday afternoon after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, northwest of Orlando. Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail.

    The statement provided few other details, and it was not immediately known what charges he faced.

    Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute in September. Police said no charges were filed against either of them because of a lack of evidence.

    That dispute took place just days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers.

    Zimmerman shot dead an unarmed 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, in February last year in Florida.

    In July, he was found not guilty of Martin's murder. Zimmerman said his actions had been in self-defence.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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