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George Zimmerman Arrested For Assault With Weapon

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(NBC News) - George Zimmerman was arrested late Friday for aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon against his girlfriend, according to Florida police and his lawyer.

Then 31-year-old was detained at 10 p.m in Lake Mary, near Orlando, his booking record shows. At a Saturday morning court appearance, Zimmerman was granted a $5,000 bond and was ordered to not have any contact with the alleged victim or travel to Volusia County, where she lives, reported NBC affiliate WESH.

A lawyer for Zimmerman said the woman is his girlfriend, and the incident involved him allegedly throwing a wine bottle at her earlier this week at his Lake Mary home, according to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper.

He also must surrender any firearms he owns — even though the judge said there was no indication he used one in this case. He is expected to appear in court again Feb. 17.

Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in 2013 of second-degree murder in connection with the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

He filed a defamation suit against NBC News but a judge dismissed that claim last summer. He has appealed the judge's decision.

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