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American News Dec 16, 2021 6:23 PM EST

BREAKING: Search warrant issued for Alec Baldwin's phone

A search warrant has been issued for actor Alec Baldwin's phone. This comes weeks after Baldwin allegedly shot and killed Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer on the set of "Rust."

BREAKING: Search warrant issued for Alec Baldwin's phone
Libby Emmons Brooklyn, NY

A search warrant has been issued for actor Alec Baldwin's phone. This comes weeks after Baldwin allegedly shot and killed Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer on the set of "Rust."

The warrant was issued by police in New Mexico. The shooting, and Hutchins' death, was on October 21. The warrant authorizes sheriffs in Santa Fe "to review all text messages and photos on the actor's iPhone, as well as any stored location data," according to the Daily Mail.

It is not known why, now, nearly two months after the shooting, sheriffs have decided to seize and search the phone, but the search warrant reveals that Baldwin claimed to have emailed with the armorer for "Rust," Hanna Gutierrez Reed, about what kind of firearm to use during production.

Baldwin was also the producer of the film. The pistol in question was a Colt. 45.

Baldwin has denied that he killed Hutchins, and claims that he was told the pistol he was to use on set was "cold," otherwise known as not loaded. It was not.

He has said that he "didn't pull the trigger."

In an interview with George Stephanopolous, Stephanopolous asked "You haven't said much in public since that tragic accident? Why speak out now? I think the big question and the one you must have asked yourself 1000 times, how could this happen? You've described it as a one 2 trillion shot, and the gun was in your hand. How do you come to terms with that? It wasn't in the script for the trigger pull."

"Well, the trigger wasn't pulled," Baldwin said, "I didn't pull the trigger."

"So you never pulled the trigger?" Stephanopolous asked.

"No, no," Baldwin said. "I would never point a gun and pull that trigger at them. Never."

"What did you think? How did a real bullet get on the set?" Stephanopolous asked.

"I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property," Baldwin said.

Hutchins leaves behind a husband and a young son.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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