Alec Baldwin surfaced in a Vermont town Thursday, a week after a cinematographer was shot and his director injured when his prop pistol was improperly loaded on the set of Western New Mexico’s “Rust.”
Baldwin was seen wearing a green flannel shirt, loafer penny without socks and a surgical mask as he was dropped off at Manchester Center Polo by his wife Hilaria, who drove him around town in a big black SUV on Thursday, exclusive photos showed.
The 63-year-old actor had also shaved off the heavy beard he was wearing due to the ominous Western flick—which indicates the film’s production was indefinitely halted during the investigation—and walked around slightly bent over with his head down, at one point covering his eyes with his hand.
The sighting in the town of about 4,000 people came a day after the actor tweeted an article about the investigation into the shooting that pointed the finger at Assistant Director Dave Holz, who told investigators he should have checked all of the Long Colt .45 support pistol rounds before Hand over the weapon to Baldwin.
Officials said the gun, which the film crew used recreationally, contained a live shot that killed cinematographer Helena Hutchins and wounded director Joel Sousa.
Authorities in New Mexico refused to rule out charges against Baldwin – who was also producing the film – or his co-workers, saying “they will be arrested or arrested,” if they find a crime in the case.