Tyler Carlisle allegedly stabbed an acquaintance then jumped to his death Tuesday. (Facebook photo)

May 26, 2015 9:14 PM

Yale grad's Manchester church reacts to stabbing, apparent suicide


MANCHESTER- Members of the First Congregational Church of Manchester are shocked to hear lifelong member, Tyler Carlisle allegedly stabbed an acquaintance then jumped out a window to his death Tuesday morning. Carlisle, a recent graduate of Yale University reportedly stabbed 21-year old Alexander Michaud, also of Manchester.

Reverend Carolyn Keilig released a statement saying:

"Tyler Carlisle was a friendly, caring young man who was known for his gentle soul. He was musical, playing the harp and involved in the bell choir. He was an active participant in youth activities and through childhood and his teen years, he played roles in many church pageants. He served as a strong role model for many younger members in the church. His sincere hello and smile greeted them whenever he was home from Yale. He was an Eagle Scout, and it was important to him to be true to this honor. Tyler was excellent writer and had a bright and promising future ahead of him. The entire community of First Congregational Church of Manchester is deeply saddened by the news of this tragic death, and are struggling to make sense of it."

Michaud was taken to Yale-New Haven hospital where he is stable.

It's still unclear what led up to the stabbing.

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