Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, were pulled over by police in New York this weekend just days after investigators issued a search warrant for his cellphone, according to the New York Post.
The Baldwins were photographed speaking with cops on the side of the road. At one point, Hilaria Baldwin pulled out her cellphone and showed the screen to one of the officers.
Hamptons cops pull Alec Baldwin, Hilaria over after warrant issued for his phone https://t.co/BV78kCLK2P pic.twitter.com/rYBi5Np4b6
— New York Post (@nypost) December 20, 2021
It is not clear why the Baldwins were pulled over, but it could be tied to the investigation into Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who he killed on the set of his movie “Rust.”
Investigators issued a warrant for Alec Baldwin’s cellphone last week, and said they had to do so because the actor refused to hand over his phone without one. Officials are reportedly interested in conversations Alec Baldwin had about the preparation for the movie, in which he said he wanted “a bigger gun.”
Alec Baldwin has insisted that he is not responsible for the shooting, claiming he “didn’t pull the trigger.” He also claimed he never told producers that he wanted a bigger gun and accused officials of lying about his text messages.
“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them,” Baldwin said during his first TV interview about the shooting.
He then insisted that law enforcement’s investigation into the shooting will clear him of all wrongdoing.
“Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” Baldwin said. “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”