Alec Baldwin finally surrenders cellphone to police in ‘Rust’ probe

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Alec Baldwin turned his cellphone over to Long Island police Friday — almost a month after authorities secured a warrant for the system following a deadly taking pictures on the set of the film “Rust,” in accordance to officers.

The 63-year-old actor surrendered his telephone — which is believed to comprise details about the loss of life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October — to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office advised The Post.

“They will conduct the extraction of the data, and then hand the phone over to us,” stated Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office public info officer Juan Rios.

The handover comes someday after the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press launch, “to date, the cell phone has not been turned over to authorities.”

Police in New Mexico obtained a warrant for the cellphone on Dec. 16 and the case’s lead detective shortly notified Baldwin’s lawyer, police stated.

But Baldwin failed to flip it over for weeks, forcing Santa Fe authorities to workforce up with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office on Long Island final week to get it.

On Jan. 8, the actor posted an Instagram video claiming he merely wished his non-public communications protected.

“Any suggestion that I am not complying with requests or orders, or search warrants about my phone, that’s bulls—. That’s a lie,” Baldwin stated in the video.

On Jan. 8, the actor posted an Instagram video claiming he merely wished his non-public communications protected.

Aerial photo of film set for "Rust."
Halyna Hutchins was shot on the set of the “Rust” on Oct. 21, 2021.
AP / Jae C. Hong

“Any suggestion that I am not complying with requests or orders, or search warrants about my phone, that’s bulls—. That’s a lie,” Baldwin stated in the video.

“It’s a process that takes time. They have to specify what exactly they want. They just can’t go through your phone and take, you know, your photos or your love letters to your wife or whatever,” Baldwin stated. “But, of course, we are 1,000 percent going to comply with all that. We’re, you know, perfectly fine with that.”

The “30 Rock” actor added that he and his lawyer lawyer had been following a course of when authorities request proof from a topic who lives out of state.

Baldwin shot Hutchins with a prop gun on the set of Western flick on Oct. 21, and later stated in an interview with George Stephanopoulos he didn’t pull the set off.

Investigators additionally need to seize texts, photographs, movies, emails and web browser histories from the star’s telephone, in accordance to the warrant.

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