A hitchhiker told police he was sexually assaulted at gunpoint yesterday.

A 37-year-old man was hitchhiking on a Dartmouth highway when he was picked up in a red or green Toyota. The victim told police he didn’t know if it was a Tercel or Corolla.

“At this point the victim indicated there was a handgun,” said Sgt. Don Moser yesterday.

The suspect led the victim to a wooded area in the south end of Halifax, where the victim was sexually assaulted.

“I don’t believe there were any serious injuries,” Moser said.

The victim said the man removed a black crew-neck windbreaker and he wore a long-sleeved grey shirt with black sleeves. He also had on dark pants.