Lawyer claims live rounds may have been planted in gun used by Alec Baldwin

Attorney Jason Bowles told Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show that someone switched out dummy rounds with live rounds, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Updated: November 3, 2021 - 9:59pm

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Lawyers for the movie "Rust" armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed said that live rounds may have been planted in the gun used by Alec Baldwin in order to derail the movie.

According to The Hill, attorney Jason Bowles told Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show that someone switched out dummy rounds with live rounds, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

"We’re assuming somebody put the live round in that box," he said. "If you think about that, the person who put the live round in the box of dummy rounds had to have the purpose of sabotaging the set."

“There’s no other reason that you would do that, that you would mix that live round in with a dummy round," he added.

"The central question to this case is, how did a live round get on set, and who put that on the set?" Bowles said. "There was a box of dummy rounds, that contains only dummy rounds. Hannah loaded rounds from that box into the handgun."

Other lawyers told the New York Times that there is currently no evidence of foul play.