A 47 year old man from South Dakota has been taken into custody following a Friday morning incident in Skowhegan.

According to the KJ, just before 9 AM on Friday police received a 911 call from the Skowhegan Savings Bank branch on Main Street in Fairfield.  The caller said the bank was in the process of being robbed.

Fairfield police, backed up by Waterville police and members of the Maine State Police, arrived on the scene a few minutes later.

Law enforcement arrested 47 year old Mark J. Ryder.  He was reportedly taken in at gunpoint.  Officers took him to the Somerset County Jail and booked him on a charge of attempted robbery.

Police say this is the first bank robbery in Fairfield in decades.  Maybe longer.  There have been no reports of bank robberies since at least 2005.

Ryder is due in court on June 15th, 2022.

*NOTE- All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law*

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