‘Material And Relevant’: Search Warrant Issued For Alec Baldwin’s Phone Over Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

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A search warrant for Alec Baldwin’s cellphone has been issued by authorities in New Mexico in connection to the actor killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza in an apparent gun incident in October on the set of “Rust.”

“The cellphone is believed to be in the actor’s possession, according to the warrant, and authorities want to look at text messages sent from the presumed iPhone by Baldwin,” a report from ABC News detailed. “Investigators are also seeking to seize photos and videos, emails, internet browser histories, GPS data and more, according to the warrant.”

Detective Alexandra Hancock in an affidavit said Baldwin’s attorney directed her to “acquire a warrant” when she asked for Baldwin’s phone.

The report added that Detective Hancock “said she believes there may be information on the phone ‘material and relevant to this investigation,’ and that gathering information prior to the film’s production ‘is essential for a full investigation,’ the affidavit stated.”

Baldwin in a past interview downplayed the likelihood that he’ll be charged in the fatal incident, citing people in the know. “No charges have been filed, though none have been ruled out, either,” ABC noted.

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