Alec Baldwin in Vermont with Family as ‘Rust Shooting Investigation Unfolds

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Alec Baldwin has been laying low with his family in Vermont as the investigation continues into last week’s tragic shooting on the set of “Rust.”

Santa Fe Sheriff Adan Mendoza said he wasn’t sure of Baldwin’s whereabouts, but Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, were spotted with their kids outside a pizza restaurant in Manchester. 

The scenic town is about a four-hour drive from the actor’s Manhattan apartment. Hilaria’s family has deep roots in the area. 

Even though Baldwin is no longer in New Mexico, it’s clear he is following the investigation, tweeting an article from The New York Times that connects the fatal shooting to the film’s assistant director, Dave Halls.

Halls stated to a detective that Halls had told him he “should have inspected each round in each chamber,”Baldwin was supposed to have the gun before they handed it to Baldwin. However, Baldwin didn’t, according to an affidavit. 

Scott Rasmussen is a movie set armorer and says that he worked alongside Halls on the 2017 film. “Shot Caller.”Inside Edition told him that Halls was lax in regards to gun safety protocols.

“He didn’t come to all the weapons inspections prior to filming,” Rasmussen said. “It’s typical for a first [assistant director] to be right there, because they are the ones who are actually running the show on the set.”

According to the armorer, he was also asked to work on a project. “Rust”New Mexico, but there were major concerns.

“To me, the biggest red flag was that they wanted me to be the props master and the key armorer,” Rasmussen said. “And I ask them, ‘Does that mean you’re not gonna have an armorer?’ And they said, ‘Right, you’d be the only armorer on the show,’ And I’m like, ‘You have a lot of gunfire going on, right?’”

Inside Edition also heard from Neal Zoromski, a veteran prop master who said he turned down an offer for a job. “Rust”Because of this, the production was sloppy. 

Meanwhile, Baldwin’s daughter Ireland is now tweeting in support of her dad, telling followers that despite receiving, “abhorrent and threatening comments, emails, text messages, and voicemails…I know my dad, you simply don’t. I love you, Dad.”

Thursday’s statement from the sheriff who is overseeing the case indicated that his main concern was finding out who brought the live ammunition onto this set.