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Zimmerman accused of threatening his wife
George Zimmerman was detained after his estranged wife told police that he threatened her and her family with a weapon.
Shellie Zimmerman: "He's saying 'step closer'. He's just threatening all of us with his firearm."
911 Operator: "Step closer and what?"
Shellie Zimmerman: "And he's going to shoot us."
Shellie Zimmerman called 911 just after two pm.
She told them that George was inside the Lake Mary home with a gun and had "battered her father".
Zimmerman was placed in investigative detention as a routine procedure.
He was later released and is said to be cooperating with the investigation.
The incident comes days after Shellie filed for divorce.
"i have been married to a person for almost 7 years and I don't think I ever really knew him at all."
Zimmerman has been in the headlines several times since he was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in July.
He has been pulled over twice for speeding.
And in July, he helped a family after their car overturned,