Yale Graduate Stabs Classmate, Jumps to Death: Police

A recent graduate of Yale University stabbed a Yale undergrad at a New Haven apartment complex early Tuesday morning, then jumped to his death from the ninth floor of the building, according to New Haven police.

Police said initial reports suggest Tyler Carlisle, who graduated weeks ago from Yale College, stabbed Alexander Michaud, a 21-year-old member of the Yale College Class of 2017, in a ninth-floor unit of the Taft Apartments at 265 College Street around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Carlisle then took his own life by jumping from the ninth floor and landing on a third-floor terrace, according to police.

Michaud survived the attack and is listed in serious condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital, police said.

"The University extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of these two members of the Yale community, and joins everyone in hoping for Alexander¹s full recovery," Yale said in a statement released by email.

Mental health counselors and staff from the university chaplain's office are providing support to city residents and members of the campus community affected by the incident.

Police continue to investigate and said detectives are interviewing a witness.

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