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Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria pulled over by police in the Hamptons days after phone was seized


Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria were pulled over by police in the Hamptons on Saturday, just two days after a search warrant was issued for his mobile phone. 

The actor has been in the Hamptons with his family since Friday, amid an investigation into his shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his western film, Rust.  

Baldwin, 63, was seen waiting inside their car while Hilaria, 37, spoke with an East Hamptons Police officer on the side of the road before pulling out her mobile and displaying the screen. 

Pulled over: Alec was not seen interacting with the officer

Pulled over: Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria were pulled over by police in the Hamptons on Saturday, just two days after a search warrant was issued for his mobile phone

The American yoga instructor, who had wrapped up in a longline green coat and baseball cap, spoke with the officer briefly before returning to the vehicle. 

The couple had pulled over briefly to stock up on refreshments, with Alec seen clad in a plaid jacket and face mask as he picked up coffee and snacks.

It is not yet clear why the Baldwins were pulled over. MailOnline has contacted representatives for Alec, Hilaria and the East Hamptons police for comment. 

Stepping out: Baldwin, 63, was seen waiting inside their car while Hilaria, 37, spoke with an East Hamptons Police officer on the side of the road before pulling out her mobile and displaying the screen

Stepping out: Baldwin, 63, was seen waiting inside their car while Hilaria, 37, spoke with an East Hamptons Police officer on the side of the road before pulling out her mobile and displaying the screen

Speaking out: American yoga instructor Hilaria had wrapped up in a longline green coat and baseball cap

Speaking out: Hilaria spoke with the officer briefly before returning to the vehicle

Happy to help: American yoga instructor Hilaria, who had wrapped up in a longline green coat and baseball cap, spoke with the officer briefly before returning to the vehicle

The incident came after Sante Fe sheriffs in New Mexico issued a search warrant for his iPhone in regards to the fatal October 21 shooting.

The warrant authorizes police to review all text messages and photos on the actor’s cellphone, as well as any stored location data, as part of their investigation.

Baldwin was seen on his phone making a call shortly after the shooting, and Judge David Segura, a magistrate in Santa Fe, approved the search warrant request on Thursday afternoon. 

Detective Alexandria Hancock — referred to as the ‘affiant’ in the warrant — said that they requested Baldwin hand over his phone, but the actor and his lawyers said that they require a warrant first.

‘Affiant requested Alec’s phone from him, as well as his attorney, and was instructed to acquire a warrant,’ the warrant request states.

Keeping a low profile: Alec remained in the vehicle while his wife stepped out to speak with the police officer

Keeping a low profile: Alec remained in the vehicle while his wife stepped out to speak with the police officer 

Refuelling: The couple had pulled over briefly to stock up on refreshments, with Alec seen clad in a plaid jacket and face mask as he picked up coffee and snacks

Refuelling: The couple had pulled over briefly to stock up on refreshments, with Alec seen clad in a plaid jacket and face mask as he picked up coffee and snacks

Hancock, in the request for the warrant, spelled out in detail what she wanted to obtain from Baldwin’s phone — a list that included his contacts, call records, photos, videos, and text messages.

‘Affiant is requesting a warrant for the seizure and search of Alec Baldwins’ cell phone to search for any evidence relating to the death investigation of Halyna Hutchins,’ the warrant request states.

‘Affiant believes there may be evidence on the phone, due to individuals using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of crime(s). 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 production ‘Rust’ in the course of interviews.’

According to the search warrant, Baldwin told police that he exchanged emails with the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, regarding what style of gun to use in the film.

They ultimately decided on a Colt .45 pistol.

Family getaway: The actor has been in the Hamptons with his family since Friday, amid an investigation into his shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his western film, Rust

 Family getaway: The actor has been in the Hamptons with his family since Friday, amid an investigation into his shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his western film, Rust

Low profile: Baldwin has been keeping to himself in the wake of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Hutchins

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Low profile: Baldwin has been keeping to himself in the wake of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Hutchins 

Recently, the father of Rust cinematographer Hutchins slammed Baldwin for accidentally shooting his daughter dead, saying the star was at least ‘partially responsible’ for the killing. 

‘It is clear to me Baldwin fired the shot from his hand so it’s hard for me to understand how he cannot be held partly responsible for my daughter’s death,’ Anatoly Androsovych told The Sun. ‘I can’t understand the behavior of Alec.’

The 61-year-old father said he doesn’t understand Baldwin’s claim that the gun that killed Hutchins went off without him pulling the trigger.

‘The revolver is the type of gun which doesn’t shoot before the trigger is pressed and Alec is partially guilty for causing that shot,’ Androsovych said.

Confused: Halyna Hutchins' (pictured with her husband Matthew and son Andros) father said he doesn't understand Baldwin's claim that the gun that killed Hutchins went off without him pulling the trigger

Confused: Halyna Hutchins’ (pictured with her husband Matthew and son Andros) father said he doesn’t understand Baldwin’s claim that the gun that killed Hutchins went off without him pulling the trigger

He questioned why Baldwin deleted a string of tweets he sent in wake of the tragedy.  

‘Why did he sweep out his tweets when it became clear the shooting was on rehearsal?’ he stated. ‘And why did he fire the shot during the preparations?’

Androsovych, a Ukrainian who served as a submarine captain, also shared that he is worried his 9-year-old grandson, Anrdos, may not ‘ever fully recover’ from the incident.  

‘Andros is slowly getting back to life, but this is huge blow for all of us,’ he said.

Tragic loss: Hutchins (center) died after being shot by Baldwin during a rehearsal on Oct. 21 in New Mexico

Tragic loss: Hutchins (center) died after being shot by Baldwin during a rehearsal on Oct. 21 in New Mexico

Androsovych’s comments came just days after Baldwin denied that he requested a larger Colt gun before he fatally shot Hutchins on the set of Rust on October 21.

Baldwin denied the allegations in a tweet Thursday, sharing an article from Newsweek which claimed that he had requested a bigger gun before the accidental shooting.  

‘This, in fact is a lie,’ Baldwin wrote over the article link. 

‘The choices regarding any props by me for the film RUST were made weeks before production began. To suggest that any changes were made ‘before fatal shooting’ is false,’ he added.   

The search warrant, requested by Santa Fe sheriffs, authorizes police to review all text messages and photos on the actor’s iPhone, as well as any stored location data, as part of their investigation.  

The actor had been handed the antique Colt .45 pistol for the scene, and was told that it was ‘cold’ – not loaded.

Sad loss: Androsovych's comments came just two days after Baldwin denied that he requested a larger Colt gun before he fatally shot Hutchins (pictured) on the set of Rust on October 21

Sad loss: Androsovych’s comments came just two days after Baldwin denied that he requested a larger Colt gun before he fatally shot Hutchins (pictured) on the set of Rust on October 21 

Seen on the day: Baldwin is seen on October 21, after speaking to investigators about the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin's phone is now being sought by the team probing Hutchins's death

Seen on the day: Baldwin is seen on October 21, after speaking to investigators about the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin’s phone is now being sought by the team probing Hutchins’s death 

He was rehearsing a scene in which he pulls out his gun and, in an interview with ABC on December 2, said that he never pulled the trigger, but the gun went off anyway. 

Hutchins, a 42-year-old cinematographer, was shot and killed. The director of the film, Joel Souza, was shot in the shoulder and survived.

It is unclear why it has taken so long for New Mexico police to seize Baldwin’s phone. 

The actor has insisted that he has fully cooperated with the investigation, and no arrests have been made.  

Speaking out: Baldwin spoke to George Stephanopoulos for an interview which aired on Dec. 2. During the interview hed denied that he requested a larger Colt gun before he fatally shot Hutchins on set

Speaking out: Baldwin spoke to George Stephanopoulos for an interview which aired on Dec. 2. During the interview hed denied that he requested a larger Colt gun before he fatally shot Hutchins on set

Baldwin on December 2 gave an emotional interview to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, in which he said he did not pull the trigger, and felt no guilt because he believed he had done nothing wrong.

‘I let go of the hammer, bang. The gun goes off. Everyone is horrified. They’re shocked. It’s loud,’ he said. 

Baldwin has spoken of his devastation at Hutchins’s death, and paid tribute to her as a wonderful cinematographer and a great person.  

He told Stephanopoulos he didn’t know she’d died until hours later, at the end of his police interview when he was photographed in the sheriff’s parking lot in Santa Fe.

He said that he has been told by people ‘in the know’ that it is ‘highly unlikely’ he’ll face criminal charges. 

‘Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who it is, but it’s not me,’ Baldwin told Stephanopoulos.

Heartbreaking: Hutchins was shot just moments after the crew entered a church set to rehearse a scene (above)

Heartbreaking: Hutchins was shot just moments after the crew entered a church set to rehearse a scene (above)

‘Honest to God, if I thought I was responsible I might have killed myself. And I don’t say that lightly.’  

He also took a swipe at former President Donald Trump, his media foe who he impersonated on Saturday Night Live, for suggesting that he ‘loaded the gun himself.’ 

‘He said that I did it deliberately. Just when you think things can’t get any more surreal, here’s the president of the United States making a comment on this tragic situation.’    

Baldwin, after the interview aired, posted to Instagram a photo of him cradling one of his six young children. 

‘No matter what happens to me. No matter what I suffer. If I win or lose, anything. Anything. No one can take away from me the joy and love you have given me, @hilariabaldwin,’ he wrote.

‘These are tough times. The world is choked with fumes of hate. But you have given me a reason to live. Our life with our family is all I care about. Nothing else. I owe that to you.’  

Baldwin’s version of on-set tragedy 

‘I’m just showing. I go, ‘How ’bout that? Does that work? You see that? Do you see that?’ 

‘And then she goes, ‘Yeah, that’s good.’ 

‘I let go of the hammer, bang. The gun goes off. Everyone is horrified. They’re shocked. It’s loud. They don’t have their earplugs in. 

‘No one was – the gun was supposed to be empty. I was told I was handed an empty gun. 

‘If they were cosmetic rounds, nothing with a charge at all, a flash round, nothing. 

‘She goes down, I thought to myself, ‘Did she faint?’ 

‘The notion that there was a live round in that gun did not dawn on me ’till probably 45 minutes to an hour later.’

He added: ‘Well, she’s laying there and I go, ‘Did she hit by wadding? Was there a blank?’  

‘I never pulled the trigger. No, no, no. You would never do that. 

‘The gun was supposed to be empty. I was told I was handed an empty gun.  

‘Nobody gave a f*** who you are any more until this. You see a lot of people with their phones now, in a coffee shop,’ he said, showing them filming him. 

Baldwin described in detail for the first time the immediate aftermath of the accident on October 21. He was filming a scene inside a church on the set of the movie when the gun was handed to him.  

‘She’s getting me to position the gun – everything is at her direction. I draw the gun, to her marker. I’m not shooting to the camera lens, I’m shooting just off. In her direction. This was a completely incidental shot, that may not have ended up in the film.’

Baldwin says he cocked the gun, and was discussing with Hutchins how it looked on camera. 

‘I’m just showing. I go, ‘How ’bout that? Does that work? You see that? Do you see that?’  And then she goes, “Yeah, that’s good.”

‘I let go of the hammer, bang. The gun goes off. Everyone is horrified. They’re shocked. It’s loud. They don’t have their earplugs in. 

‘No one was – the gun was supposed to be empty. I was told I was handed an empty gun. If they were cosmetic rounds, nothing with a charge at all, a flash round, nothing. 

‘She goes down, I thought to myself, “Did she faint?” The notion that there was a live round in that gun did not dawn on me ’till probably 45 minutes to an hour later.’

He added: ‘Well, she’s laying there and I go, “Did she hit by wadding? Was there a blank?” Sometimes those blank rounds have a wadding inside that packs, it’s like a cloth that packs the gunpowder in. Sometimes wadding comes out, it can hit people, and it could feel like a little bit of a poke. 

‘But no one could understand. Did she have a heart attack? Because remember the idea that someone put a live bullet in the gun was not even in reality.” 

‘I never pulled the trigger. No, no, no. You would never do that.’

Dave Halls, the assistant director who was watching, confirmed Baldwin’s account, through his lawyer. 

He said he stood over her for ‘about 60 seconds’ and was then ushered out. Was she conscious?’ Stephanopoulos asked. ‘My recollection is yes,’ said Baldwin.

He said ‘no one had any idea’ there was live ammunition used until a police officer showed a photo of the shrapnel removed from Souza’s arm.

He said then began ‘the agony, insanity, that someone put a live bullet in the gun. She was laying there and she was there for a while I was amazed at how long they didn’t get her in a car or get her out, but they waited until a helicopter came,’ he said.

‘And by the time the helicopter took off with her we were literally all glutted to that process outside.

‘When she finally left, I don’t know how long she was there for. She kept saying, she’s stable, just as you disbelieve there was a live round in the gun, you disbelieve its going to be a fatal accident.

‘At the end of my interview with the sheriff’s department, they told me ‘we regret to inform you she didn’t make it,’ they told me then and there.’ 

He added: ‘That’s when I went outside and called my wife.’ 

Pictured: Hutchins' October 19, 2021 Instagram post showed cast members and staffers, including Baldwin alongside Hutchins herself and armorer Gutierrez-Reed (circled left to right) on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pictured: Hutchins’ October 19, 2021 Instagram post showed cast members and staffers, including Baldwin alongside Hutchins herself and armorer Gutierrez-Reed (circled left to right) on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico



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