Police in the District of Columbia have charged a security guard with simple assault over an incident involving a transgender woman.

Ebony Belcher, 32, told NBC Washington that the female security officer told her to get out of the women's restroom located inside a Giant grocery store.

“She opened the door and came in and started calling me derogatory names,” Belcher told the station.

Belcher said that the guard told her, “You guys cannot keep coming in here and using our women's restroom. They did not pass the law yet.”

“She grabbed me and pushed me out of the store. Little did she know, I have Parkinson's Disease and I struggle with walking. I almost tripped and fell and bust my head when she shoved me out the door,” she added.

After reporting the incident, which she described as “deeply humiliating,” police arrested the guard. Police are investing the incident as a suspected hate crime.