A group of armed ex-soldiers who seized a Peruvian police station has surrendered.

Local media report the men laid down their weapons, boarded a bus and were taken away by police. At least 17 hostages who were being held by the group were also taken away by police.

The leader of the group, Antauro Humala, surrendered late Monday.

Mr. Humala and the others seized the police station in the town of Andahuaylas on Saturday. Four police officers were killed in clashes with the rebels on Sunday.

The former soldiers were calling for the resignation of President Alejandro Toledo, whom they accuse of corruption.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.