Gov. Chris Christie says he has offered Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick any help New Jersey can provide in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.


Governor Christie hosts his 104th town hall in Middlesex. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

He said Tuesday he spoke briefly with Patrick just to say, "We are here to help."

The governor says that in a post-9/11 world, all citizens need to be vigilant and shouldn't be shy about contacting police if they see something unusual.

Says Christie: "You can't ever have enough police, enough agents to patrol a state as big as this state, or a country as big as this country."

He says asking citizens to be vigilant doesn't mean asking them to change their lives, only to be aware and alert.

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