Actor Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the car park outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of Rust on Thursday. Photo: Santa Fe New Mexican via AP
Actor Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the car park outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of Rust on Thursday. Photo: Santa Fe New Mexican via AP

Prop gun in Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ set had live rounds, police say

  • The actor had been handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe just before cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed
  • Prop gun misfires and a lack of Covid safety were among the issues faced on the set of the low-budget Western

Topic |   Gun violence in the US
Actor Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the car park outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of Rust on Thursday. Photo: Santa Fe New Mexican via AP
Actor Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the car park outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of Rust on Thursday. Photo: Santa Fe New Mexican via AP
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