A short police chase in Longview led to a strange turn of events Friday. Police were called out to an apartment complex on high street after getting reports of a man slashing tires there. When the police arrived, the man got in a car and took off. Shortly after the chase, the man got out of the car, held police at bay with a knife and then without warning, he turned the blade around pressed it to a nearby pole, and thrust it in his stomach. The suspect is in surgery at an area hospital, and no charges have been filed yet.