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TODAY   |  September 10, 2013

George Zimmerman, wife involved in confrontation

Just five days after George Zimmerman’s wife filed for divorce, police say the two of them were involved in some kind of confrontation at her father’s home in Lake Mary. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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>> george zimmerman is back in the headlines again. this time for allegedly threatening his estranged wife. kerry sanders is in lake mary with details on this. hey, kerry.

>>> good morning, matt, shelli zimmerman filed for divorce from her husband george zimmerman five days ago. on monday, police were called to her father's house where there was some sort of confrontation. now, it's common in divorces. both sides are now pointing fingers at each other. and there is still, this morning, a little bit of confusion as to whether george zimmerman was armed as police first believed he was.

>> i don't know what he is capable of. i'm really, really scared.

>> reporter: shelli zimmerman called 911 after 2:00 in the afternoon on monday to say george zimmerman was outside her father's house in a car and police protection was needed right away.

>> he's in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer. he is just threatening all of us with his firearm and he's going to shoot us.

>> reporter: she said zimmerman acosted her father.

>> he punched my dad in the nose. my dad has a mark on his face.

>> reporter: he was briefly detained and questioned. initially lake mary police said they got a gun from zimmerman but late monday a spokesman from the department clarified saying that information was wrong.

>> we never had contact with a weapon. we never touched a weapon. we don't know that there's even a weapon here.

>> reporter: zimmerman 's attorney said in an interview that zimmerman did have a gun but said there was never any threatening with a firearm and the 911 tape was a case of heightened emotions.

>> i think everybody got a little out of hand. there may have been pushing and touching. that happens a lot in divorce situations.

>> reporter: police said after investigating shelli zimmerman 's father had no injuries.

>> the fire department looked at him and he didn't have anything obvious.

>> we find george zimmerman not guilty.

>> reporter: since his acquittal on first-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of trayvon martin george zimmerman continued to make headlines. stopping to help victims of an auto accident in samford, florida. stopped for speeding in texas but let go with a warning. posing for pictures as he toured the factory where the gun used in the trayvon martin case was manufactured and just last week stopped once again for speeding in lake mary . nobody was arrested in monday's incident and police say no charges are being filed.

>> they're getting divorced. they really shouldn't have contact right now. so no, it's obviously they need to stay away from each other and keep things calm and work through the attorneys.

>> the officers who responded had cameras on the dashes of their cruisers as well as wearing cameras on their chests. that will be part of the public record and maybe released as early as today. also inside shelli zimmerman 's father's house they have a security camera system. police confiscated that to see if it jives with what shelli zimmerman told them in the 911 call.