A 34-year-old Charlottetown man has been charged with two counts of making and possessing an explosive substance, in this case two pipe bombs, say police.

Police say they received information Tuesday about someone suspected of having explosive devices.

An investigation began immediately and a search warrant obtained.

"The residence was searched with the assistance of the bomb disposal unit from Halifax. And as a result of that search we were able to find two explosive devices  — two pipe bombs  — and there was other bomb-making related material that was also found inside of the residence," said Deputy Police Chief Gary McGuigan.

"At this point in the investigation we have no idea what their motive was, why they were in possession of them or what they intended to do with them."

The devices were taken by the Halifax Explosive Disposal Unit for forensic analysis, examination and disposal.

A man has been charged with two counts of making and possessing an explosive substance.

He will appear in court June 30.

Police say a second male is under investigation and charges may be pending.

The investigation is ongoing.