Quesnel RCMP have issued a warrant for a suspect who jumped off a third-storey balcony to avoid arrest.

Police say they were called to an apartment building on an unrelated matter Friday when they subsequently attempted to arrest Shadow Laflamme, 22, for possession of a controlled substance.

But Laflamme resisted, a struggle ensued, and he jumped off a third-storey balcony.

Police say Laflamme struck his arm and leg on a second-floor balcony before landing on the ground and taking off.

Laflamme is facing several charges if and when he is caught, police say.