Alec Baldwin: Hawaii cops asked for pipe gun, which I gave them ‘just in case’

Alec Baldwin was fired from his Saturday Night Live hosting gig on Sunday, on Monday Alec Baldwin returned to Twitter to express his concern for both the people of Hawaii and the police in…

Alec Baldwin: Hawaii cops asked for pipe gun, which I gave them ‘just in case’

Alec Baldwin was fired from his Saturday Night Live hosting gig on Sunday, on Monday Alec Baldwin returned to Twitter to express his concern for both the people of Hawaii and the police in the wake of the shooting that took place a few days earlier. Baldwin had showed up to the set in Honolulu with an unloaded pipe gun, and tweeted that he was “kicked off” by local police while being questioned about his actions. Baldwin left the scene for “private time with my family.”

I wrapped up shooting my new movie in Hawaii last week. Last night I left a peace offering to the peace officers by giving them a gun to keep in their evidence locker. Everything was fine until they saw the murder weapon… https://t.co/1ZExqp0COg — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) August 20, 2018

On Tuesday, it was reported that Baldwin’s firing had come because he initially lied about his place of employment in Honolulu. A source close to the case told The Hollywood Reporter that Baldwin had worked on Saturday Night Live for months on a recurring basis, but had no legal or disclosure obligation to the city. “People should understand that Baldwin is not a taxpayer here,” the source explained. “He is still employed by NBC. He has been booking appearances in Hawaii for years.”

The same source also revealed that, if Baldwin had said he worked for Hawaii TV or Radio Association, the affiliate association for a handful of local stations, it would have been valid. “If he told them they would have known because they are licensed, they are on the same list as film and TV companies,” the source said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the language that Baldwin was using in his messages was crucial. Although he’d fired a gun, Baldwin never declared it for hire. He wasn’t legally required to leave town.

Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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