Alec Baldwin spotted holding gun in unusual manner on ‘Rust’ set following dropped charges in fatal shooting case.
Following the dismissal of involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin regarding the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust,” the actor has been spotted holding a gun in a peculiar manner on the movie’s new set in Montana.
In exclusive photos obtained by The Post, Baldwin can be seen holding a rifle by the barrel in his right hand, dressed in costume for the first time since the incident. It remains unclear whether he was holding the gun in that way as part of a scene or as a safety precaution.
The filming of “Rust” was relocated from New Mexico, where the fatal shooting occurred, to Montana’s Yellowstone Film Ranch in Paradise Valley. The resumption of the production saw the return of director Joel Souza, who was injured by the same bullet that killed Hutchins. However, the rookie armorer on the original set, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, still faces involuntary manslaughter charges.
Baldwin has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal, denying that he pulled the trigger and pleading not guilty to the charges brought against him. While criminal charges against the actor have been dropped, the possibility of refiling pending an additional investigation remains open.
Assistant director David Halls, who failed to check Baldwin’s prop gun for live bullets before the incident, received six months of probation after pleading no contest to a charge of petty misdemeanor negligent use of a deadly weapon. He was also ordered to complete a firearms safety course, perform 24 hours of community service, and pay a $500 fine.
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