I have a toxic coworker. A few days ago, he said he had 2 types of wishes : good ones and bad ones. Among those bad ones is that he wants me to die Can I press charges for such a statement ?
Do you believe he was voicing a serious threat?
yes? Lawyer up. You want proper legal advice for your jurisdiction. FAST.
no? if you believe he voiced himself in a highly inappropriate manner, but isnt serious about the threat, involve HR. This is highly inappropriate behaviour for any workplace.
Anyway: Document everything. Date and time when this happened. Every occasion he does something out of the ordinary, etc... This makes things easier for you when HR or law gets involved.
Last but not least: Listen to foreza's advice: Take care for yourself.
Uh, that isn't good.
TO answer your first question - talk to your HR. Don't walk, run. Mention that your coworker 'X' has made a death threat. You want this instance documented IMMEDIATELY.
Next - be prepared to provide additional information. You might need to divulge things like how long have you known your coworker, any recent interactions, etc. You may be interviewed.
Finally, please be careful. A threat like this indicates a symptom of a deeper problem. Make sure you're not followed. Maintain a higher state of alert. Make sure you're not alone with this person.
Stay safe out there. Pressing charges is the least of your worries. Take care of yourself first.