Alec Baldwin handed a propeller pistol to the ‘Rust’ set of a crew member who had already been laid off after the 2019 crash – .

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Alec Baldwin handed a propeller pistol to the ‘Rust’ set of a crew member who had already been laid off after the 2019 crash – .


The crew member who handed Alec Baldwin a propeller gun on the set of “Rust” had previously been fired from a separate project after another incident with a propeller gun.

Baldwin discharged a gun on Thursday as he rehearsed a scene for the western genre film, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

According to a warrant from authorities, the 63-year-old actor was handed the gun by assistant director Dave Halls. A warrant stated that Halls had handed the propeller pistol to Baldwin and declared it “cold,” an industry term meaning the weapon was not loaded with ammunition, including blanks.

The weapon used by Baldwin was one of three that a gun specialist, or gunsmith, had settled on a cart outside the building where a scene was repeated, according to court records. According to the Associated Press, citing the search warrant request, Halls was unaware that live ammunition was inside the gun.

Fox News can now confirm that Halls was fired from a separate project in 2019 after a member of the “Freedom’s Path” team was injured from a propeller pistol.

ALEC BALDWIN RECEIVED A PROP GUN FROM A CREW MEMBER WHO HAD A PREVIOUS SAFETY COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM

Alec Baldwin accidentally discharged a gun on the set of the movie “Rust”, resulting in the death of a crew member. The gun was handed to him by Dave Halls, who said the gun was unloaded.
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“I can confirm that Dave Halls was fired from filming ‘Freedom’s Path’ in 2019 after a crew member suffered a minor and temporary injury when a gun was unexpectedly discharged,” said a producer of the film said in a statement.

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“Halls was removed from the set immediately after the propeller pistol was unloaded,” the producer added. “The production didn’t resume filming until Dave was off site. An incident report was written and filed at that time. “

Fox News has contacted Halls for comment.

Deputy Director Dave Halls was fired from a separate project in 2019 after an incident resulted in a gunshot injury to a crew member.
(IMDb/Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican)

The filmmaker has been assistant director on numerous titles, including “Reno 911! “,” Bones “,” The Matrix Reloaded “and” Hannah Montana: The Movie “. He also worked as second assistant director on the music video “Born Villain” by Marilyn Manson.

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The incident resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
(Photo by Fred Hayes / Getty Images for SAGindie)

The producer is the second person to question Halls’ safety record. On Sunday, another crew member who worked with Halls said she raised concerns about him in 2019.

Team member Maggie Goll, who worked with Halls on “Into the Dark,” told The Associated Press that when they worked together, she filed an internal complaint with the executive producers over concerns about the Halls behavior on the set.

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Goll said in an email on Sunday that Halls ignored safety protocols for weapons and fireworks and attempted to continue filming after a team member “slipped into a diabetic runaway” .

Authorities in New Mexico have launched an investigation after the shooting on set last week that saw Hutchins die and director Joel Souza injuring himself.

In an email sent to ‘Rust’ crew members over the weekend, the film’s production team confirmed that work on the film has been suspended at least until the investigation is complete. . The team said they were working with law enforcement and conducting their own internal security review. The production company also offers grief counseling.

No charges have been laid. Prosecutors and law enforcement are expected to take stock of the investigation on Wednesday.

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Sasha Savitsky and Jessica Napoli of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report

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