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Actor Alec Baldwin made, what many considered to be, a threat to a Twitter user after he tweeted about the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie “Rust.”
It happened after the actor tweeted about testimony during the January 6 Committee hearings.
“Trump tried to choke a Secret Service agent. I mean…what more do you need?” the actor said.
“Better than shooting you cinematographer,” the Twitter user responded.
Better than shooting you cinematographer
— Mike Williams (@mwreyes) June 29, 2022
It was then that Baldwin responded with the threatening tweet, saying he would “find” the Twitter user.
“When I am eventually not charged with any crime, I’ll come find you so you can apologize,” he said in a now deleted tweet. “I’ll find you Mike.”
“This is the best day ever. Come and get me. I’m waiting Alex,” the Twitter user responded.
Just posting this for the memories. pic.twitter.com/AkdW5FXhD5
— Mike Williams (@mwreyes) June 30, 2022
“Yikes. @alecbaldwin is a psychopath,” Dana Loesch said.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 2, 2022
“Don’t get on @AlecBaldwin’s bad side or he might hire you to work on one of his sets,” another Twitter user said.
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) July 2, 2022
“’Come Find’ me too @AlecBaldwin, you unhinged f’king psychopath,” another said.
"Come Find" me too @AlecBaldwin, you unhinged f'king psychopath.
— bullitt773 (@Tim30565529) July 2, 2022
The moment when actor Alec Baldwin learned that the woman, Halyna Hutchins, he accidentally shot on the set of his movie “Rust” had died was shown on video in April.
The video showed Baldwin being questioned at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico on October 21, 2021, when he was told Hutchins had died.
“I have some unfortunate news. She didn’t make it,” the investigator said.
The actor immediately leaned back in his chair and said “no,” visibly distraught at the news before asking if he could call his wife.
Days after the shooting Baldwin called police with a theory about a box of blanks that went missing and reappeared later,” The Daily Mail reported.
“It reappeared. It materialized out of nowhere on top of a table in the truck, and she told me unequivocally that that box was the box the long colts were taken from to put into the gun. They went back to the box and there were multiple live rounds in the box. The point is, I have always maintained that this is an accident of negligence,” he said.
“But every time I hear a little piece like this, it sounds like there’s a chance – I’m sure it’s slim – I’m not looking for conspiracy that someone tampered with this,” the actor said before talking about having to tell his kids about the shooting.
“You know what’s really tough for me, is I have six kids. We had to tell my older daughter yesterday what happened and she started to cry. She said ‘I’m going to go to school and everyone’s going to make fun of me,’” he said.
“My eight-year-old. Half the jobs I had lined up between now and the second half of the year they fired me. They didn’t want me to come,” he said before asking police to talk to armorer Hannah Gutierrez.
“I hope you know…. getting Hannah in your sights there and asking her to describe this box of colt… I’d love to hear all about that,” he said.
“Tracing the chain of title of that round that killed Halyna – what else matters but that?” the actor said.
“My gratitude to you for being so patient with me. People have said to me – who could have had something out for you?
“Who was anybody on the set who expressed to anybody some kind of malignant…never in a million of years did I assume someone could I still believe it was an accident,” he said.
Body camera footage shared by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office along with crime scene photos, interviews with witnesses, and text messages shows more of what Baldwin’s involvement was in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after the gun that was in Baldwin’s hands fired and hit her.
Baldwin has said, since the incident, that he held the gun and cocked the gun but that he “did not pull the trigger.”
“Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but it’s not me,” he said after the shooting.
But the footage showed greater detail of what happened on the day of the shooting in October.
Baldwin asks the sheriff’s deputy if he is being charged with anything, but the deputy maintains that is simply asking questions after Baldwin had been read his Miranda rights.