The estranged wife of George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder in the shooting to death of Trayvon Martin last year has told police he threatened her with a gun.
According to The BBC, Shellie Zimmerman also said George Zimmerman had punched her father and smashed her iPad.
Mr Zimmerman blamed his spouse for the altercation and denied any wrongdoing.
He was briefly taken into custody and questioned but no charges have been laid against him.
In July, Mr Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Mr Zimmerman shot dead the teenager, who was unarmed and walking at night toward his father’s house. He told investigators the boy had attacked him.
On Monday, police responded to a call from the Zimmermans’ central Florida home after Mrs Zimmerman told an emergency official her husband was sitting in his car with his hand on a gun.
Mrs Zimmerman also told authorities she was afraid of Mr Zimmerman, 29, after he allegedly punched her father in the nose and grabbed an iPad out of her hand and smashed it.
Hours later, she changed her story and said she had never seen a firearm, police said.
Both Mrs Zimmerman and her father declined to press charges.
Mrs Zimmerman, 26, filed for divorce on 5 September, a week after she was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service for perjury in connection with Mr Zimmerman’s murder trial.
Mrs Zimmerman had admitted lying about assets the couple shared during a June 2012 bail hearing.