Alec Baldwin’s phone is reportedly being seized in search warrant amid Rust investigation

Police are reportedly confiscating Alec Baldwin’s phone as they continue to investigate Helena Hutchins’ death on the set of Rust.

Police are reportedly confiscating Alec Baldwin’s phone as they continue to investigate Helena Hutchins’ death on the set of Rust.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department obtained a new search warrant Thursday with the intention of going through Baldwin’s phone for any evidence related to the shooting of Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer.

Halina is requesting a warrant for the seizure and search of Alec Baldwins’ cell phone to seek any evidence related to the investigation into Hutchins’ death. Fox News, said.

“Affiant believes that evidence on the phone may have been caused by persons using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of the crime.

“Such information, if it exists, could be important and relevant to this investigation. Affiant was also told that during the interview several emails and text messages were sent and received regarding filmmaking ‘Rust’ were go.”

Baldwin’s rep did not immediately respond. Fox News‘Request for comment.

Baldwin told police that he corresponded with armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reid via email to discuss the different types of guns used during production. According to the search warrant, the actor had told the police that he had requested a large gun for filming.

Police got talks regarding War Production on Hutchins’ phone on July 14, 2021, as well as photos taken in the Santa Fe area on September 7, 2021.

“Efient believes in gathering information prior to the film’s start date” War A full investigation is necessary,” the affidavit said, adding that police requested Baldwin’s phone call but were asked to obtain a search warrant.

baldwin Recently sat down for my first tell-all interview Since the shooting of October 21.

The American actor described the moment the gun was discharged during the interview. “I let go of the gun hammer,” Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “And the gun goes out.”

Baldwin and Hutchins were setting for a shot where the actor had to draw a gun and point it at the camera.

He said that standing next to the camera, the cinematographer was “guiding” Baldwin as to where to point the gun.

“The gun was not meant to be fired from that angle,” he confirmed.

Officials have said Baldwin was told the gun was safe to handle, but investigations are ongoing into how a live round ended in the weapon. Investigators described “some complacency” in how the weapons were handled. War set.

He has said it is too early to determine whether charges will be filed amid lawsuits related to liability in the fatal shooting.

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