Alec Baldwin and Rust crew had been told never to point a gun at a person, lawyer for armorer says

A lawyer for the 24-year-old armorer on the set of his film Rust has claimed that Alec Baldwin was told never to point his gun at anyone, regardless of whether it was loaded or not.

The Hollywood actor, 63, shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set in New Mexico on October 21. He was handed a gun by the first assistant director, Dave Halls, who told him it was a 'cold' gun - not loaded with live ammunition.

The guns were the responsibility of Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer.

But on Thursday, a lawyer for Gutierrez Reed whose father, Thell Reed, is a veteran armorer - insisted that she had taken her role extremely seriously and had briefed all the actors, including Baldwin, that they should never point even unloaded guns at people.

'Hannah was incredibly safety conscious and took her job very seriously from the moment she started on October 4,' Jason Bowles, one of her attorneys, said in a statement shared with Fox News on Thursday.

'She did firearms training for the actors as well as Mr. Baldwin, she fought for more training days and she regularly emphasized to never point a firearm at a person.'Latest Post