Court records reveal how Alec Baldwin was given a loaded weapon on the ‘Rust’ set

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Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon on the set of the movie Rust and new court records are showing what happened in those moments.

The 63-year-old actor left the gun on set believing it was safe to use, and cinematographer Helena Hutchins was killed. The film’s director Joel Souza was also injured in a tragic accident on the sets.

The Associated Press reports that court records were released on Friday (Oct. 22) and they show some new information.

Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer,” the outlet report.

AP also says that the “assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds.”

Court records show that Halina was shot in the chest and Joel was standing behind her when she was wounded.

Sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios says Alec is allowed to visit and “he is a free man.” No charges are being leveled against him immediately.

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