New details from the investigation of the fatal accident caused by the actor Alec Baldwin on the set. What the armourer of the movie “Rust” confessed


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The young woman in charge of the firearms on the set of the western “Rust” where Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the filmmaker Halyna Hutchins, at the end of October, told investigators that he neglected to check the actor’s pistol before the drama, writes Le Figaro.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, a gunsmith in the movie “Rust”, was questioned by police officers who especially want to know how real ammunition could be introduced on the set.

Image director Halyna Hutchins was fatally wounded while actor Alec Baldwin fired a revolver that was described as harmless as he rehearsed at a scene.

According to a document released Tuesday by the sheriff’s services in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the gunsmith told police that she loaded five fake cartridges in the revolver before the lunch break.

When she resumed, she took the gun from the safe where she had placed it and added a sixth cartridge, handing the pistol to another employee on the set.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told investigators that she “did not really check” the gun because it was locked during the break. Earlier, she had said she ignored the presence of any real ammunition on the set.

Police confiscated more than 500 rounds of ammunition on the plateau, presented as a mixture of white cartridges, counterfeit cartridges and some suspected to be true.

On Tuesday, investigators reported possible clues that could explain the presence of these real ammunition, banned on set by the rules in force in the US film industry.

One of the ammunition suppliers employed by “Rust”, Seth Kenney, indicated that he had sold to the team hand-assembled ammunition whose logo corresponds to the one on the actual cartridge.

Gunner Hannah Guttierez-Reed’s father, Thell Reed, a well-known movie gunsmith, said he provided Seth Kenney with “artisanal” ammunition for preparations for a film he had previously collaborated on. And he claims that this colleague of his did not return them to him.

The police investigation continues and, if no arrests have taken place, prosecutions are not ruled out if those responsible are determined. Alec Baldwin, who is also a producer at Rust, lamented the “accident” which, he said, was “a chance at a trillion” to happen.


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