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Rust movie set starring Alec Baldwin LOCKED DOWN in New Mexico


Rust movie set starring Alec Baldwin LOCKED DOWN in New Mexico after on-set incident involving a prop gun misfire sends two to the hospital


The set of the upcoming Western movie Rust, starring Alec Baldwin, has been locked down in New Mexico, following an on-set incident that sent two crew members to the hospital.

Filming was taking place at the Bonanza Creek Ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday, when a ‘misfire’ happened involving a prop gun with blanks.

‘There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,’ read a statement from Rust Movie Productions LLC.

Incident: The set of the upcoming Western movie Rust, starring Alec Baldwin, has been locked down in New Mexico, following an on-set incident that sent two crew members to the hospital

‘Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care. Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority,’ the statement concluded.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Deadline that the incident was being investigated, with criminal investigators on the scene. 

There is no indication that there was any criminal activity involving the incident, given the production company’s statement. 

Halted: 'Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care. Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority,' the statement concluded

Halted: ‘Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care. Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority,’ the statement concluded

Albuquerque’s KOB 4 news anchor Tessa Mentus tweeted a photo from her network’s chopper, showing a church set blocked off.

‘@santafesheriff  investigating incident at #Rust movie set on Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe. Pic from #Chopper4 shows an old church set blocked off, and set security confirms its lockdown,’ Mentus tweeted.

Another KOB 4 reporter, Giuli Frendak, shared a photo of a security gate, adding, ‘Security guard at the entrance to the set of Rust”, a western movie in production in #SantaFe, told us the set is on lockdown right now. Couldn’t share anything else. Waiting for more details from Santa Fe Sheriff on today’s incident near Bonanza Creek.’

Church: Albuquerque's KOB 4 news anchor Tessa Mentus tweeted a photo from her network's chopper, showing a church set blocked off

Church: Albuquerque’s KOB 4 news anchor Tessa Mentus tweeted a photo from her network’s chopper, showing a church set blocked off

 

Security: Another KOB 4 reporter, Giuli Frendak, shared a photo of a security gate, adding, 'Security guard at the entrance to the set of Rust”, a western movie in production in #SantaFe, told us the set is on lockdown right now. Couldn’t share anything else. Waiting for more details from Santa Fe Sheriff on today’s incident near Bonanza Creek'

Security: Another KOB 4 reporter, Giuli Frendak, shared a photo of a security gate, adding, ‘Security guard at the entrance to the set of Rust”, a western movie in production in #SantaFe, told us the set is on lockdown right now. Couldn’t share anything else. Waiting for more details from Santa Fe Sheriff on today’s incident near Bonanza Creek’

A new report from TMZ reveals details about the incident, which revealed Alec Baldwin was filming a scene that involved a gun being fired.

The gun was supposed to be loaded with blanks, but when the gun fired, ‘either shrapnel or a bullet hit two people on the set,’ one of whom needed to be airlifted to the hospital.

While it’s unclear what was loaded into the gun, the two people who were hit were writer-director Joel Souza, who was reportedly hit in the clavicle, and the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, who was rushed to the hospital.

Baldwin was not injured in the incident, with production shut down for the day after the incident. 

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