Baldwin’s mobile phone searched by police over Rust shooting

13:51, 17 December 2021
Baldwin’s mobile phone searched by police over Rust shooting Photo: KUTV

The mobile phone of the actor Alec Baldwin who accidentally shot his colleague during the filming of the Rust movie is currently searched by the police in New Mexico as they were given a search warrant to find it.

The search warrant of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office called for the "seizure and search of the cellular phone" of the actor.

A detailed analysis will be conducted as all recent texts, messages, calls and videos will be looked into by the police.

Investigators believe that there might be some helpful information which will aid the course of the probe.

During the filming of the movie Baldwin turned out to hold a real gun instead of a prop and it led to the death.

In an email chat retrieved by the police it was seen that Baldwin requested a bigger gun model to hold in his hands.

At the time he didn't know that he will be given a real gun instead of a prop.

The warrant for the phone is the sixth warrant issued for the investigation.

"Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can't say who that is, but I know it's not me. Honest to God, if I felt that I was responsible, I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible. And I don’t say that lightly,” Baldwin earlier said.