Police used a helicopter early on Monday morning to search for a 75-year-old woman who had been reported missing, Ritzau writes.
North Zealand Police had received 23 complaints by 8am on Monday, a police spokesperson said.
“We are naturally sorry to have disturbed residents, but we hope for understanding that there was good reason to do so,” North Zealand Police press officer Henriette Døssing said.
The missing woman, whose first name is Ulla, is described as 1.68 metres tall and with short grey-black hair.
She is reported to have left her home in the Geels Skov area on Sunday morning. After searching for her throughout the day, her family contacted police on Sunday evening.
Police have called for people in the area to check garages, outhouses and other places where she may have sought shelter, and released an image of the missing woman on Twitter. Any possible sightings should be reported using telephone number 114.
Vi leder efter 75-årige Ulla fra Holte. Hun er 1,68 cm høj, buttet og har kort sort/gråt hår. Hun er forsvundet fra sit hjem nær Geels Skov. Har du set Ulla, så ring til os på 114 – og tjek gerne skure, udhuse og garager, hvor hun kan have søgt ly. Tak for hjælpen! #politidk pic.twitter.com/UO9eZX1v2V
— Nordsjællands Politi (@NSJPoliti) November 26, 2018
In an earlier tweet, North Zealand Police also apologised for noise caused by the helicopter search. The helicopter took off at 4:30am on Monday, police said.