Last night while at work things slowed down and a friend of mine confronted me, he has always talked about suicide and I wrote it off as a joke. But last night he went into it again in detail. Also, he spoke of how easy it would be to harm (kill) others at work or in a store. I am now very sure that he has a plan for his own death and maybe the death of others. I DO take everything he has said seriously now. My fear is that if I say something to HR and he is exposed he may lose his job, not only would he blame me but others may act as if I "wasn't taking a joke" (recently a fellow worker was fired due to my testimony that he was setting booby traps around a very industrious work area where someone may get hurt).as he is a clown, and does things to make people laugh and think twice about what he says. I would hate to have him lose his job, a very good one I might add. But a lot of this seems like a desperate cry for help.