2:15 p.m. ET: In a move that his positively dripping with hubris and irony, Syria has urged Morsi to step down if he "realizes that the overwhelming majority of the Egyptian people reject his presence and want him out." Even though a two-year civil war and 100,000 Syrian hasn't Bashar al-Assad of the same thing.
2:20 p.m. ET: Reuters reports that opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, alongside a group of Egyptian clerics, will present the new "road map" for the future government. Their endorsement would add legitimacy to what could otherwise be seen as authoritarian power grab by the military.
2:46 p.m. ET: For a little more background on why Egyptians are so upset with Mohammed Morsi, check out these articles about the discontent, much of which is held over from the Mubarak Era. The short answer: A lousy economy, corruption, a lack of security, and too much influence from the religious leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood. Tough to fix in one year, but he hasn't made good on many of his promises. Apparently, one of the final straws was his attendance at a rally with hard-line Islamists urging holy war against the Assad regime in Syria. (Which also sort of explains why Syria is throwing him under the bus now.)
3:00 p.m. ET: The Al-Ahram newspaper reports that Morsi has been told by the military a couple hours ago that he is "no longer president of Egypt." The head of Egypt's military, Colonel General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi, is delivering its statement on live TV now.
3:06 p.m. ET: Sisi says they tried to negotiate with Morsi since November, but he refused. He also has announced that the constitution has been suspended. A technocratic government, run by the head of the supreme constitutional court will run the country until elections can be held. The people are ecstatic. Fireworks and shouts erupt in Tahrir Square.
Crowd in #Tahrir ROARING with excitement
— Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) July 3, 2013
3:18 p.m. ET: So just one year and three days after becoming the first democratically elected president of Egypt, Morsi has been overthrown by a military order. His supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood will likely not take this quietly, but we don't yet if they respond with violence or politics. Their own TV stations have reportedly gone dark for now.
Also: The AP reports that Morsi has been moved to an undisclosed location.
3:34 p.m. ET: Morsi's official Twitter account released this statement a few moments ago
Pres. Morsy: Armed Forces announcement is rejected by all free men who struggled for a civil democratic Egypt.
— Egyptian Presidency (@EgyPresidency) July 3, 2013
Moris encouraged citizens to "uphold the law & the Constitution not to accept" the coup. The former President also urged people to "adhere to peacefulness" and avoid violence.
3:54 p.m. ET: Celebrations are continuing in Tahrir Square with fireworks, whistles and an uncoordinated laser show. Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi announced Morsi's ouster on state-TV, while the Islamist TV channels were shut down, perhaps by the Minister of Interior. Sisi warned that any violence would be dealt with "decisively" in the wake of Morsi's removal.
PHOTO: Laser pointers directed at military helicopter flying over Tahrir Square #Egypt pic.twitter.com/zXSXYtb5RQ
— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) July 3, 2013
Riot police arrive outside pro-Morsi rally armed with shotguns and tear gas pic.twitter.com/1rzzkn5WqD
— Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) July 3, 2013
4:12 p.m. ET: For now, Egypt's new leader will be High Constitutional Court head Adly Mansour, 68, who just took over that job a few days ago from Maher El Beheiry, and Mansour will be sworn in tomorrow:
#Egypt's new leader is High Constitutional Court head Adly Mansour, 68, he took the job a few days ago: Tough first week at work
— Bel Trew - بل ترو (@Beltrew) July 3, 2013
There are also multiple reports of President Morsi giving a speech to Muslim Brotherhood supporters at Raba'a Al Adawiya Square urging them to remain peaceful. He also said "the revolution has been stolen from" the people, echoing his comments on Twitter. Another Brotherhood leader threatened this coup would "push the country into a spiral of violence."