Police have arrested two people after they found a homemade explosive device on the front doorstep of a property in Melbourne’s north on Sunday.

Officers found the explosive device on the doorstep of a property in Derby Street at Pascoe Vale about 10am. The bomb response unit managed to defuse the device without incident.

SES crews at the Heath Street property in Pascoe Vale on Tuesday evening. Credit:Nine News

Police said they were treating the matter as a targeted incident and were not looking for anyone else in relation to the matter, police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Officers were subsequently called to a property on Heath Street in the suburb about 5.20pm on Tuesday, where they say they found suspected explosive materials.

They arrested a 45-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man at the scene, before executing a search warrant with the assistance of the bomb response unit.

Officers executed a search warrant at the premises with the assistance of the Bomb Response Unit. Credit:Nine News

Specialist bomb officers were at the scene with a robot on Tuesday evening. SES was also on scene with sandbags.

The 45-year-old woman and the 43-year-old man were on Wednesday morning charged with making an explosive substance endangering life, possessing explosive substance endangering life, making an explosive substance without excuse, possessing an explosive substance without excuse and reckless conduct endangering life.

Both are due appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

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