Alec Baldwin ‘handed loaded weapon by assistant director who said it was safe to use’

Alec Baldwin ‘handed loaded weapon by assistant director who said it was safe to use’
Crew member shouted ‘cold gun!’ to indicate weapon was safe but it contained live round, 警察と言う

アレック・ボールドウィン was handed a loaded weapon by a member of the film crew and told it it was safe to use, according to newly filed court documents.

In a development that will raise pressing questions about how safety measures on the movie set failed with such tragic impact, it emerged the 63-year-old, who was seen in tears after the fatal incident at a film set in ニューメキシコ, had been told by an assistant director that the weapon was a “cold gun”, and therefore supposedly safe to fire.

The assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest on the set of the Western, titled Rust, and director Joel Souza was wounded when Baldwin fired the gun. The court filing said Souza was standing behind Hutchins.

According to an affidavit signed by Detective Joel Cano of the Santa Fe County sheriff’s office, as part of the police’s search of the movie set, the star of shows such as 30 石 そして 土曜日の夜のライブ, was handed one of three prop guns that the film’s armourer had set up outside on a cart.

The crew member shouted “Cold Gun”, to indicate there was no danger as it was believed there were no live rounds.

But when Baldwin fired the weapon, a projectile emerged from the barrel, fatally striking Hutchins, and injuring Mr Souza.

The development came as the authorities released the audio of the emergency call that had been made by one of the crew after the incident at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, near Santa Fe.

“We need an ambulance at Bonanza Creek Ranch right now,” the caller, Mamie Mitchell, believed to the film’s script supervisor, told dispatchers.

彼女は付け加えた: “We have two people shot on a movie set accidentally.”

Earlier on Friday, the star, who is one of four brothers, all of them actors, had spoken of the shock and horror he had experienced after the incident. He also paid tribute to the colleague he killed, and the person he injured.

「ハリーナ・ハッチンズの命を奪った悲劇的な事故について、私のショックと悲しみを伝える言葉はありません。, 妻, 母と私たちの深く賞賛された同僚. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter.

“My heart is broken for her husband, 彼らの息子, そして、ハリナを知っていて愛していたすべての人。」

The warrant was obtained on Friday so that investigators in New Mexico could document the scene at the ranch where the shooting took place.

It noted that the star’s blood-stained costume for the film was taken away as evidence, as was the weapon that was fired.

Investigators also took other prop guns and ammunition that were being used as part of the film.

No immediate charges were filed, and sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin was permitted to travel.

“He’s a free man,” Mr Rios said.

彼が追加した: “Regarding the projectile, a focus of the investigation is what type it was and how did it get there.”

ザ・ ニューヨーク・タイムズ said a state magistrate judge granted police permission to search the scene of the set. Police are also able to examine the gun for biological evidence, and review any cameras, 映画, memory cards or other video recorders that may provide information in the case, それ 前記.

Images of the actor, whose movies include The Hunt for Red October, showed him distraught and seemingly bereft outside of the sheriff’s office on Thursday.