Alec Baldwin And Wife Hilaria Stopped By Police Days After Officials Issued Search Warrant To Seize The Actor's Phone In Connection To 'Rust' Fatal Shooting
Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria seemed to be having an issue with the authorities after the couple was spotted being pulled over by the police while driving in the East Hamptons area.
This sighting comes just days after officials from Santa Fe Sheriff's Department announced they have issued a warrant "for the seizure and search" of the actor's cell phone concerning Rust's fatal shooting investigation.
In the snaps obtained by The Sun, Hilaria was pictured talking to the police officer after being pulled to the side of the road. She appeared to explain the situation calmly to the officer while pointing to something on her phone screen.
The yoga instructor was sporting a long coat as the cold season has officially hit the affluent neighborhood, while Alec was seen patiently waiting inside of their vehicle during the incident.
Following their encounter with the police, the father-of-seven stepped out with his mask on to pick up coffee while Hilaria stayed in the car.
As of this post, no further details have been released about the incident.
On Thursday, a search warrant was issued for Baldwin's phone as the authorities believe "there may be evidence on the phone, due to individuals using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of crime(s)."
The officials added, "such information, if it exists, may be material and relevant to this investigation. Affiant was also made aware there were several emails and text messages sent and received regarding the movie productions 'Rust' in the course of interviews."
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According to reports, Baldwin told the police he had interacted with Rust's head armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed via email to discuss different types of guns to be used during the filming.
He also claimed he had requested a bigger gun, but Reed had suggested an antique Colt instead.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the Boss Baby actor found himself in hot water after unintentionally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and film director Joel Souza while filming a western flick in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
After the shooting, Hutchins was rushed by helicopter to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Meanwhile, Souza was treated for his injuries at a different medical center and released the following day.
In his recent interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, he claimed he "didn't pull the trigger" insisting he only "let go of the hammer of the gun, and the gun goes off."
Baldwin then took to Instagram, attempting to defend the production team, writing, "the descriptions of Rust as a chaotic, dangerous, and exploitative workplace are false."
The actor explained other claims about the production are distractions from "what matters the most: the memory of Halyna Hutchins, and the need to find modern alternatives to outdated industry firearm and safety practices."