A group of Good Samaritans can be seen in a video helping a desperate police officer free his finger that was stuck in the trunk of an NYPD cruiser in Manhattan.

According to the New York Post, the incident occurred in Lower Manhattan on Sunday evening.

"An officer assigned to Patrol Borough Manhattan South was loading items into the trunk of his patrol car when the lid came down on his right hand, trapping his middle finger," NYPD spokesman Alfred Baker said in a statement.

"A passerby came to the officer's aid and, with the help of other civilians, was able to open the trunk lid and free the officer," Baker said.