Gov. Patrick: No unexploded bombs found

Patrick Ronan%%The Patriot Ledger

Gov. Deval Patrick said the only bombs recovered from the Boston Marathon crime scene were the two that exploded.

Reports in the aftermath of the blasts, which killed three people and injured 173 others, indicated that authorities had found other bombs in the area around the finish line on Boylston Street. Patrick dispelled those reports Tuesday during a press conference at the Westin Hotel.

“It’s important to clarify that two, and only two, explosive devices were found yesterday. Other parcels all other parcels in the area of the blast have been examined, but there are no unexploded bombs,” Patrick said. “There were no unexploded devices found.”

Other anecdotes from the press conference:

• Gov. Patrick and other officials commended the work of first-responders who immediately sprang into action, bringing emergency aid and comfort to the victims of the bombings.

• Patrick said there is an inter-faith prayer service being planned for Wednesday.

• A support center for the public has been set up at a building nicknamed “The Castle,” located at the corner of Arlington and Stuart Streets.

• Mayor Thomas Menino said it’s “a very difficult time in our city’s history.”

• Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said the city has received assistance from police departments in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Baltimore.