A 43-YEAR-OLD Lilydale man is assisting police with their inquiries after it was confirmed a device found at a Lilydale home yesterday was infact an explosives weapon.
A spokeswoman from Victoria Police said police discovered the device following a search at the Anderson Street address about 1.30pm.
The bomb response unit was called in to safely dismantle the device and forensic chemists were examining the scene late yesterday afternoon.
The arson and explosives squad is now in charge of the investigation.
Anyone with any information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppers.com.au